Rates and Valuations Guide

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General introduction to rates

Rates were a local tax on property, paid by the occupier. Rates could be levied by a number of local authorities. As the power passed from one body to another, older records were sometimes also transferred, so rating records may be found apparently inconsistently in many different archive collections. The earliest rates date to the medieval period and were levied to pay for specific projects such as building bridges and prisons. Church rates (excluded from this handlist) were collected by churchwardens.

Poor rates were first introduced by the Poor Law Acts of 1572 and 1601, which permitted parishes to levy a tax on property in order to fund poor relief. These were approved by the vestry meeting of parishioners, and collected by the annually elected overseers of the poor. The Poor Law Act of 1834 transferred responsibility for poor rates to the new Poor Law Unions’ Boards of Guardians. Responsibility for valuation passed to them in 1862.

Borough, Urban and Rural District Councils were all authorised to levy and collect rates to pay for council services.

Area Assessment Committees replaced the Poor Law Unions for valuation purposes under the Rating and Valuation Act 1925, covering one or more Rating Authority Areas and dealing with disputes over valuations. Members were delegated from each of the local authorities in the area, the Boards of Guardians (until 1930), and Berkshire County Council. In 1950 the Committees were superseded by new Rating Panels under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1948.

From the 1950s, valuation lists were prepared by the government’s District Valuation Offices, although they continued to be collected by local authorities. Under the General Rate Act 1967, valuations were based on the nominal rental value of the property.

The Local Government Finance Act 1988 (coming into force in 1990) replaced the rating system replaced for domestic premises by the Community Charge (popularly, the ‘poll tax’), a flat charge on individuals, which was itself replaced in 1993 by Council Tax, levied on the value of property assessed in broad bands. Business premises continue to be rated. However, no Berkshire rating records have been deposited at the Record Office later than the 1970s.

Legislation

The Poor Relief Act 1597 introduced regular poor rates in every parish, administered by the Overseers of the Poor; it was amended slightly in 1601.

The Poor Law Amendment Act 1834 introduced Poor Law Unions; the individual parish overseers were still responsible for rating matters.

The Parochial Assessment Act 1836 stated that rates were to be levied on rateable value of property, namely the reasonable rent expected after deduction for expense, rather than on the gross value.

The Union Assessment Committee Acts 1862 and 1864 required valuation lists to be compiled by the parish overseers (who

continued to collect rates). Committees of the Poor Law Unions dealt with disputes over rateable value.

The Public Health Act 1875 permitted the levying of general district rates by Urban Sanitary Authorities to finance lighting and drainage schemes in towns, based on the poor rate valuations.

Subsequent legislation extended this ability to County Councils and Rural and Urban District Councils.

The Agricultural Rates Act 1896 allowed agricultural land to be rated at half its value for poor rates and a quarter for district rates. From 1928 industrial and freight transport hereditaments were rated at a quarter of their value.

The Rating and Valuation Act 1925 transferred rating powers from the overseers to Urban and Rural District Councils (boroughs were usually also UDCs). Poor rates, borough rates and general district rates were replaced by a single general rate from 1 April 1927, and provisions were made for quinquennial revaluation, although in

practice new valuations were made in 1934, 1956, 1963 and 1973.

The Local Government Act 1948 abolished Assessment Committees and transferred responsibility for valuation to the Inland Revenue.

The Rating and Valuation Act 1961 ordered assessments to be revised to reflect current values, but agricultural land was to be exempt.

Much of the existing legislation was consolidated by the General Rate Act 1967, which was then repealed by the Local Government Finance Act 1988.


Abingdon: whole borough or civil parish

General Rates, 1914-1952. A/FR1/10; 3/1-9

Valuation List, 1895-1974. G/A10/13; A/FR1/2-8; 2/1-4; D/EX70/1

Poor Rate Book, 1896-1897, 1914-1915. A/FR1/1, 9, 11


Abingdon St Helen

Poor Rate Book, 1776, 1822-1839. D/EP7/166; 167/1; D/P1/11/1/1-4

Valuation List, 1835-1838. D/EP7/162-163

Valuation List, 1862-1869. G/A10/1-5

Valuation List, 1871. G/A10/6

Valuation List, 1878-1894. G/A10/7-9, 12


Abingdon St Helen Without

General Rates, 1928-1972. RD/A/FR3/3, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19

Poor Rate Book, 1757-1772, 1834. D/P1/11/2-3; A/ZP1

Valuation List, 1912-1938, 1955-1964. D/EX70/14; RD/A/FR2/1-5)


Abingdon St Nicholas

Borough Rates, 1850-1851. D/P2/11/4/1-2

Highway Rate Book, 1817-1829, 1853. D/P2/20/1/1-16

Poor Rate Book, 1689-1694, 1722-1775, 1800-1871. D/EP7/165-166; D/P2/11/1/1-51; 11/2/1-22; D/EP7/167/2

Valuation List, 1862, 1880-1886. G/A10/10-12


Aldermaston

General Rates, 1927-1964. RD/B/FR3/1, 7-8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 30

Highway Rate Book, 1849-1851. D/P3/20/1

Poor Rate Book, 1802, 1835-1869. D/P3/11/1-10

Valuation List, 1863, 1927-1962. D/P3/11/11; RD/B/FR2/1-10


Aldworth

Poor Rate Book, 1848-1853. D/P4/11/1

Valuation List, 1911-1973. G/WT16/1; RD/WT/FR1/1-2; 2/1-5; P/DVO7/1/4


Appleford

General Rates, 1928-1972. RD/A/FR3/2, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18

Valuation List, 1912-1964. D/EX70/2; RD/A/FR2/1-5


Appleton

General Rates, 1928-1972. RD/A/FR3/3, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18

Valuation List, 1912-1964. G/A10/14; RD/A/FR2/1-5


Arborfield

Poor Rate Book, 1787-1789, 1933-1958. D/EX1159/3/1; RD/WO/FR3/1, 5

Valuation List, 1873-1874, 1897-1934, 1962-1972. RD/WO/FR1/1-7; 2/1, 19, 35; D/EX2045/2/4


Ardington

Poor Rate Book, 1811-1833, 1919-1920. D/P7/11/1; RD/WT/FR1/6-7

Valuation List, 1904-1973. RD/WT/FR1/3-5; 2/1-5; G/WT16/1; CPC7/6/1; P/DVO7/1/4


Ashampstead

General Rates, 1927-1964. RD/B/FR3/1, 7-8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 30

Poor Rate Book, 1832-1836, 1910. D/P8/11/1; CPC8/6/2

Valuation List, 1912-1962. CPC8/6/1; RD/B/FR2/1-10


Ashbury

General Rates, 1931-1972. RD/F/FR3/2, 5, 8, 12, 14, 17, 19, 22, 25, 28, 31-35

Highway Rate Book, 1843-1863. D/P9/20/1-2

Poor Rate Book, 1802-1854. D/P9/11/1-6

Valuation List, 1862-1934. D/P9/19/1-3; RD/F/FR1/1; 2/1-2


Aston Tirrold

General Rates, 1928-1971. RD/W/FR2/2, 7, 12, 17, 22, 27, 32, 36, 40, 44, 46, 48, 50

Highway Rate Book, 1831-1836. D/P20B/12/1

Poor Rate Book, 1714-1746, 1788-1840. D/P10/12/1, 3; D/ETY/O8

Valuation List, 1863-1901, 1929-1933, 1955-1963. G/W13/1-6; RD/W/FR1/1-4


Aston Upthorpe

General Rates, 1928-1971. RD/W/FR2/2, 7, 12, 17, 22, 27, 32

Poor Rate Book, 1790-1835. D/P20B/12/1

Valuation List, 1838-1839, 1863-1901, 1929-1963. D/ETY/O4; G/W13/1-6; RD/W/FR1/1-3, 5; 36, 40, 44, 46, 48, 50


Avington

General Rates, 1961-1972. RD/H/FR3/1-2

Poor Rate Book, 1703. D/P71/11/2

Valuation List, 1932-1956. RD/H/FR2/1; P/DVO7/1/1


Barkham

General Rates, 1933-1934, 1957-1958. RD/WO/FR3/1, 5

Valuation List, 1910-1934, 1962-1972. RD/WO/FR1/8-10; 2/2, 20, 35


Basildon

General Rates, 1927-1964. RD/B/FR3/1, 7, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 30

Poor Rate Book, 1840-1843, 1886-1896. CPC14/6/1-4

Valuation List, 1886-1891, 1927-1962. CPC14/6/5-6; RD/B/FR2/1-10


Baulking

General Rates, 1931-1972. RD/F/FR3/2, 5, 8, 12, 14, 17, 19, 22, 25, 28, 31-35

Valuation List, 1868-1881, 1906-1934. D/P9/19/3; RD/F/FR1/1-2; 2/1-2


Beech Hill

General Rates, 1927-1964. RD/B/FR3/1, 7, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 30

Highway Rate Book, 1837-1858. D/P121/20/1

Poor Rate Book, 1825-1896. D/P121/11/1-12

Valuation List, 1840-1882, 1927-1962. D/P121/18/1-3; RD/B/FR2/1-10


Beedon

Valuation List, 1911-1972. G/WT16/1; RD/WT/FR1/8-9; 2/1-5; P/DVO7/1/4


Beenham

General Rates, 1927-1964. RD/B/FR3/1, 7, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 30

Highway Rate Book, 1840. D/P16/20/1

Poor Rate Book, 1707-c.1747, 1859-1864. D/P16/11/1; 12/1-2

Valuation List, 1914-1962. RD/B/FR1/1; 2/1-10


Besselsleigh

General Rates, 1928-1972. RD/A/FR3/3, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18

Valuation List, 1929-1964. RD/A/FR2/1-5


Binfield

General Rates, 1952-1975. RD/E/FR3/3, 4, 6, 11, 16

Poor Rate Book, 1914. RD/E/FR1/3

Valuation List, 1818, 1911-1955. D/P18/11/1; RD/E/FR1/1-2; 2/1-3, 18; P/DVO8/2/17-18


Bisham

General Rates, 1934-1955. RD/C/FR3/1, 4, 7, 11

Poor Rate Book, 1769-1813. D/P19/12/1-2

Valuation List, 1902-1950. P/DVO8/2/1, 13, 14


Blewbury

Highway Rate Book, 1803-1805. D/ETY/O1

Poor Rate Book, 1839-1840, 1889-1892. D/ETY/O7, 9

Valuation List, 1837-1839, 1911-1973. D/ETY/O2-6; G/WT16/1; RD/WT/FR1/10; 2/1-5; P/DVO7/1/4


Bourton

General Rates, 1931-1972. RD/F/FR3/2, 5, 8, 12, 14, 17,19, 22, 25, 28, 31-35

Valuation List, 1868-1881, 1906-1934. D/P9/19/3; RD/F/FR1/3;2/1-2


Boxford

General Rates, 1941-1948. RD/N/FR3/1, 4

Poor Rate Book, 1708. D/EAH/O1

Valuation List, 1896-1948. G/N55; 56/1-3; RD/N/FR2/1; P/DVO7/1/3


Bracknell

General Rates, 1960-1975. RD/E/FR3/5, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16

Valuation List, 1927, 1955. RD/E/FR2/19; P/DVO8/2/18


Bradfield

General Rates, 1927-1964. RD/B/FR3/2, 7, 8, 10, 12, 15,17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 30

Poor Rate Book, 1741-1748, 1839-1842. D/EIF/Q1; D/P22/11/1-4

Valuation List, 1914-1962. RD/B/FR1/2; 2/1-10


Bray (See also Maidenhead)

General Rates, 1934-1955. RD/C/FR3/2, 5, 8, 10

Highway Rate Book, 1821-1831. D/P23/21/1

Poor Rate Book, 1643, 1703-1844, 1914-1924. D/EST/O3, 5; D/EX1321/1; D/P23/5/8; 11/1-6; D/EKM/O1; RD/C/FR1/3-5

Valuation List, 1888-1950. RD/C/FR1/1-2; 2/1; P/DVO8/2/2, 3, 13, 14


Brightwalton

Poor Rate Book, 1885-1887. D/P24/11/1

Valuation List, 1911-1973. G/WT16/1; RD/WT/FR1/11-12; 2/1-5; P/DVO7/1/4


Brightwell

General Rates, 1928-1946. RD/W/FR2/2, 7, 12, 17, 22, 27, 32, 50

Valuation List, 1862-1901, 1929-1933. G/W13/1-6; RD/W/FR1/6


Brightwell-cum-Sotwell

General Rates, 1950-1971. RD/W/FR2/36, 40, 44, 46, 48

Highway Rate Book, 1707-1709. D/P25/20/1

Poor Rate Book, 1752. D/P25/12/1

Valuation List, 1955-1963. RD/W/FR1/2-3


Brimpton

General Rates, 1941-1948. RD/N/FR3/1, 4

Poor Rates Book, 1823-1828. D/P26/11/1

Valuation List, 1896-1933. G/N55; 57/1-3; RD/N/FR2/1; P/DVO7/1/3


Buckland

General Rates, 1931-1972. RD/F/FR3/2, 5, 8, 12, 14, 17, 19, 22, 25, 28, 31-35

Highway Rate Book, 1837. D/P27/20/1

Poor Rate Book, 1660-1666, 1803, 1837-1880. D/P27/11/1-22

Valuation List, 1868-1881, 1904-1934. D/P9/19/3; RD/F/FR1/4; 2/1-2; RD/B/FR2/1


Bucklebury

General Rates , 1927-1964. RD/B/FR3/2, 7, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 30

Valuation List, 1927-1962. RD/B/FR2/1-10

Water Rate Book, 1941-1952. RD/N/FR3/3, 5


Burghfield

General Rates, 1927-1964. RD/B/FR3/2, 7-8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 30

Poor Rate Book, 1766-1817. D/P29/11/1; 11/2/1-3

Valuation List, 1927-1962. RD/B/FR2/1-10


Burnham

General Rates and Water Rates, 1963. S/FR11/1


Buscot

General Rates, 1931-1972. RD/F/FR3/2, 5, 8, 12, 14, 17, 19, 22, 25, 28, 31-35

Highway Rate Book, 1860-1873. D/P30/11/1; 20/1

Poor Rate Book, 1837-1882. D/P30/11/1; 19/1-8

Valuation List, 1868-1881, 1924-1934. D/P9/19/3; RD/F/FR1/5; 2/1-2


Catmore

Poor Rate Book, 1911-1921. RD/WT/FR1/13, 14, 16

Valuation List, 1911-1973. G/WT16/1; RD/WT/FR1/15; 2/1-5; P/DVO7/1/4


Caversham

General Rates, 1892-1962. UD/CV/FR2/1; 4/1-20; R/FR2/65-82; 3/2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18-19, 23, 26, 29,32, 35, 38, 41, 45-47, 63-65, 81-83, 101-104, 122-124, 142-145, 162-165, 182-185, 202-205, 225-229, 260-264, 292-296, 322-326, 351-355

Highway Rate Book, 1780-1830. D/P162/20/1; 21/2-4

Poor Rate Book, 1746-1835, 1889, 1915. D/P162/12/1-13; UD/CV/FR1/1; 3/1

Valuation List, 1925-1956. R/FR1/5-6, 8, 13-14, 23

Water Rates, 1891-1892. R/FR5/1


Chaddleworth

Highway Rate Book, 1836-1855. D/EW/O9/3

Poor Rate Book, 1913-1925. RD/WT/FR1/18, 20-23, 26-31

Valuation List, 1839-1842, 1911-1973. D/EW/E4; O9/2; RD/WT/FR1/17, 19, 24-25; 2/1-5; G/WT16/1; P/DVO7/1/4


East Challow

Poor Rate Book, 1851-1854, 1909-1912. D/P81B/11/2; RD/WT/FR1/32

Valuation List, 1864, 1911-1973. D/P81B/11/1; G/WT16/1; RD/WT/FR1/33-34; 2/1-5


West Challow

Poor Rate Book, 1892-1920. RD/WT/FR1/35-38, 41-43

Valuation List, 1911-1973. G/WT16/1; RD/WT/FR1/39-40; 2/1-3; P/DVO7/1/4


Chalvey

Water Rate Book, 1936-1937. S/FR10/42


Charlton

Highway Rate Book, n.d. [mid19C]. D/EX734/34

Poor Rate Book, 1866-1922. D/EX2547/3/1/2; G/WT16/2-13; D/EX270/O1

Valuation List, 1911-1956. G/WT16/1; RD/WT/FR1/44-45; 2/1-2


Charney Bassett

General Rates, 1931-1972. RD/F/FR3/2, 5, 8, 12, 14, 17, 19, 22, 25, 28, 31-35

Poor Rate Book, 1901-1918. CPC83B/6/1-18

Valuation List, 1898-1881, 1910-1934. D/P9/19/3; RD/F/FR1/6; 2/1-2


Chieveley

Poor Rate Book, 1851-1878. D/P34/19/2-21

Sanitary Rate Book, 1877. D/P34/19/22

Valuation List, 1840, 1890-1901,1929-1933. D/P34/19/1; G/N55, 58; RD/N/FR2/1; P/DVO7/1/3


Childrey

Valuation List, 1911-1973. G/WT16/1; RD/WT/FR1/46-47; 2/1-5; P/DVO7/1/4


Chilton

Valuation List, 1911-1973. G/WT16/1; RD/WT/FR1/48-49; 2/1-5; P/DVO7/1/4


Cholsey

General Rates, 1928-1971. RD/W/FR2/1, 6, 11, 16, 21, 26, 31, 37, 41, 44, 46, 48, 50

Highway Rate Book, 1846-1849. D/P38/20/1

Poor Rate Book, 1842-1849. D/P38/19/2-4

Valuation List, 1863-1901, 1929-1933, 1955-1963. G/W13/1-6; RD/W/FR1/1-3, 7


Clewer (whole parish)

General Rates, 1930-1935. WI/FR2/4, 6

Poor Rate Book, 1824-1827. D/P39/11/1-15


Clewer Within (See also Windsor Borough)

Poor Rate Book, 1914-1926. WI/FR1/1, 5, 7

Valuation List, 1924-1952. P/DVO8/2/27, 33-3


Clewer Without (See also Windsor Borough from 1920)

Poor Rate Book, 1914-1926. WI/FR1/2, 4, 6, 8; RD/WI/FR1/1

Valuation List, 1895-1952. P/DVO8/2/28-29, 33-34, 36


Cold Ash

General Rates, 1941-1948. RD/N/FR3/1, 4

Valuation List, 1895-1948. G/N55; 59/1-3; RD/N/FR2/1; P/DVO7/1/3

Water Rate Book, 1941-1952. RD/N/FR3/3, 5


Coleshill

General Rates, 1931-1972. RD/F/FR3/2, 5, 8, 12, 14, 17, 19, 22, 25, 28, 31-35

Highway Rate Book, 1843-1856. D/P40/20/1

Poor Rate Book, 1835-1838, 1860-1896. D/P40/11/2-9, 11

Valuation List, 1868-1934. D/P9/19/3; D/P40/19/7; RD/F/FR1/7; 2/1-2


Colnbrook

Water Rates, 1899-1936. S/FR10/12, 17, 19, 22, 25-28, 38, 41


Combe

General Rates, 1961-1972. RD/H/FR3/1-2

Valuation List, 1932-1956. RD/H/FR2/1; P/DVO7/1/1


Compton

Valuation List, 1911-1973. G/WT16/1; RD/WT/FR1/50-52; 2/1-5; P/DVO7/1/4


Compton Beauchamp

General Rates, 1931-1972. RD/F/FR3/2, 5, 8, 12, 14, 17, 19, 22, 25, 28, 31-35

Valuation List, 1868-1934. D/P9/19/3; RD/F/FR1/8; 2/1-2


Cookham (See also Maidenhead)

General Rates, 1934-1955. RD/C/FR3/3, 6, 9, 11

Poor Rate Book, 1744-1778, 1896-1924. D/P43/11/1; RD/C/FR1/6-10

Valuation List, 1902-1950. P/DVO8/2/4-5, 13-14; RD/C/FR2/2


Great Coxwell

General Rates, 1931-1972. RD/F/FR3/2, 5, 8, 12, 14, 17, 19, 22, 25, 28, 31-35

Valuation List, 1868-1881, 1906-1934. D/P9/19/3; RD/F/FR1/9; 2/1-2


Little Coxwell

General Rates, 1931-1972. RD/F/FR3/2, 5, 8, 12, 14, 17, 19, 22, 25, 28, 31-35

Highway Rate Book, 1840-1854. D/P53B/20/1

Poor Rate Book, 1835-1843. D/P53B/11/1

Valuation List, 1868-1881, 1906-1934. D/P9/19/3; RD/F/FR1/10; 2/1-2


Crowthorne

General Rates, 1936-1975. RD/E/FR3/1, 3, 8, 14, 16

Poor Rate Book, 1914. RD/E/FR1/6

Valuation List, 1911-1955. RD/E/FR1/4-5; 2/4-6, 18; P/DVO8/2/17-18


Cumnor

General Rates, 1928-1972. RD/A/FR3/4, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18

Poor Rate Book, 1654-1684, 1796-1902. D/P45/11/1-112; 12/1-3; D/EX75/O1

Valuation List, 1912-1964. D/EX70/3; RD/A/FR2/1-5


Curridge

Water Rate Book, 1941-1952. RD/N/FR3/3, 5


Datchet

Water Rate Book, 1888-1936. S/FR10/2-13, 17, 19, 22, 25-28, 38, 41


Denchworth

Poor Rate Book, 1899-1920. RD/WT/FR1/53-54, 56-59, 62-70

Valuation List, 1910-1973. RD/WT/FR1/55, 60-61; 2/1-5; G/WT16/1; P/DVO7/1/4


Didcot

General Rates, 1928-1971. RD/W/FR2/3, 8, 13, 18, 23, 28, 33, 39, 43, 45, 47, 49, 51

Valuation List, 1863-1901, 1929-1932, 1955-1963. G/W13/1-6; RD/W/FR1/1-3, 9


Draycott Moor

General Rates, 1928-1972. RD/A/FR3/3, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18

Valuation List, 1912-1964. D/EX70/4; RD/A/FR2/1-5


Drayton

General Rates, 1928-1972. RD/A/FR3/5, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18

Poor Rate Book, 1838, 1914-1916. D/P48/11/1; RD/A/FR1/1

Valuation List, 1912-1964. D/EX70/5; RD/A/FR2/1-5


Earley

General Rates, n.d. [c.1885], 1933-1934, 1957-1958. R/FR2/37; RD/WO/FR3/2, 6

Highway Rate Book, 1848-1867. D/P113/20/1-3

Poor Rate Book, 1800-1872. D/P113/11/4, 9-15; 12/15-16

Valuation List, 1840-1878, 1956-1972. D/P113/19/8; R/FR3/22; RD/WO/FR1/11-14; 2/3, 16, 21, 35


Easthampstead

General Rates, 1952-1975. RD/E/FR3/3-4, 6, 11, 16

Poor Rate Book, 1838-1852, 1914. D/P49/11/1; D/EX38/1/1-2; RD/E/FR1/9

Valuation List, 1923-1955. RD/E/FR1/7-8; 2/7-9, 18; P/DVO8/2/17-18


Eaton Hastings

General Rates, 1931-1972. RD/F/FR3/2, 5, 8, 12, 14, 17, 19, 22, 25, 28, 31-35

Valuation List, 1844, 1892-1934. D/ECR/E2; RD/F/FR1/11; 2/1-2


Enborne

General Rates, 1941-1948. RD/N/FR3/1, 4

Highway Rate Book, 1799-1814. D/P51/21/1

Poor Rates, 1755-1848. D/P51/11/1; 12/1-3

Valuation List, 1885-1906, 1929-1948. G/N55; 60/1-2; RD/N/FR2/1; P/DVO7/1/3

Water Rate Book, 1941-1952. RD/N/FR3/3, 5


Englefield

General Rates, 1927-1964. RD/B/FR3/3, 7-8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 28, 31

Poor Rate Book, 1731, 1803-1913. D/P52/11/1-4; 12/2; 19/1-2, 4-11; CPC52/6/1-8

Valuation List, 1908-1962. D/P52/19/3; RD/B/FR2/1-10


Faringdon

General Rates, 1931-1972. RD/F/FR3/3, 6, 10-11, 15, 18, 20, 23; 26, 29, 31-35

Highway Rate Book, 1802. D/EX63A/1

Poor Rate Book, 1858, 1868-1881, 1902, 1934. D/EEL/Z10VL, D/P9/19/3; RD/F/FR1/12; 2/1-2

Unknown rate, 1858. D/EEL/Z10


Farnborough

Valuation List, 1840, 1911-1973. D/EW/O10/1; G/WT16/1; RD/WT/FR1/71-72; 2/1-5; P/DVO7/1/4


Fawley

Poor Rate Book, 1912-1921. RD/WT/FR1/74-82

Valuation List, 1911-1973. G/WT16/1; RD/WT/FR1/73; 2/1-5; P/DVO7/1/4

General Rates, 1931-1972. RD/F/FR3/2, 5, 8, 12, 14, 17, 20, 23, 26, 29, 31-35

Valuation List, 1868-1881, 1906-1934. D/P9/19/3; D/EX2169/1/4; RD/F/FR1/13; 2/1-2


Finchampstead

General Rates, 1933-1934, 1957-1958. RD/WO/FR3/1, 7

Highway Rate Book, 1848-1852. D/P56/20/1

Poor Rate Book, 1779-1925. D/P56/11/1-21; CPC56/6/1-53

Valuation List, 1900-1972. D/P56/18/1; RD/WO/FR1/15-17; 2/17, 22, 35


Frilford

General Rates, 1928-1972. RD/A/FR3/3, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18

Valuation List, 1912-1964. D/EX70/6; RD/B/FR2/1; RD/A/FR2/1-5


Frilsham

General Rates, 1927-1964. RD/B/FR3/3, 7-8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 28, 31

Valuation List, 1929-1962. RD/B/FR2/2-10


Fyfield

General Rates, 1928-1972. RD/A/FR3/3, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18

Valuation List, 1912-1964. D/EX70/7; RD/A/FR2/1-5


Garford

General Rates, 1928-1972. RD/A/FR3/3, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18

Poor Rate Book, 1890-1893. D/P84C/19/1

Valuation List, 1912-1964. G/A10/15; RD/A/FR2/1-5


East Garston

General Rates, 1961-1972. RD/H/FR3/1-2

Valuation List, 1932-1956. RD/H/FR2/1; P/DVO7/1/1


Goosey

Highway Rate Book, 1838-1861. D/P118B/20/1-2

Poor Rate Book, 1838-1847, 1897-1922. D/P118B/11/1; RD/WT/FT1/83-85, 88-89

Valuation List, 1911-1973. G/WT16/1; RD/WT/FR1/86-87; 2/1-5; P/DVO7/1/4


Grazeley

General Rates, 1927-1964. RD/B/FR3/3, 7-8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 28, 31

Valuation List, 1927-1962. RD/B/FR2/1-10


Greenham

General Rates, 1941-1948. RD/N/FR3/1, 4

Highway Rate Book, 1883-1893. HP1/1-3

Valuation List, 1891-1948. G/N55; 61/1-4; 64/2; RD/N/FR2/1; P/DVO7/1/3

Water Rate Book, 1941-1952. RD/N/FR3/3, 5


Grove

Poor Rate Book, 1870-1914. RD/WT/FR1/90-95, 98-99

Valuation List, 1911-1973. G/WT16/1; RD/WT/FR1/96-97; 2/1-5; P/DVO7/1/4


East Hagbourne

General Rates, 1928-1971. RD/W/FR2/4, 9, 14, 19, 24, 29, 34, 38,42, 44, 46, 48, 51

Poor Rate Book, 1825-1850. D/EX2198/1-2

Valuation List, 1863-1901, 1929-1933, 1955-1963. G/W13/1-6; RD/W/FR1/1-3, 10-11


West Hagbourne

General Rates, 1928-1972. RD/W/FR2/4, 9, 14, 19, 24, 29, 34, 38, 42, 44, 46, 48, 51

Poor Rate Book, 1825. D/EX2198/1

Valuation List, 1863-1901, 1929-1932, 1955-1963/. G/W13/1-6; RD/W/FR1/1-3, 12


Hampstead Norreys

Valuation List, 1911-1973. G/WT16/1; RD/WT/FR1/100; 2/1-5; P/DVO7/1/4


Hamstead Marshall

General Rates, 1941-1948. RD/N/FR3/1, 4

Valuation List, 1878-1948. G/N55, 62; RD/N/FR2/1; P/DVO7/1/3

Water Rate Book, 1951-1952. RD/N/FR3/5


East Hanney

Valuation List, 1838-1839, 1911-1973. D/ETY/O4; G/WT16/1; RD/WT/FR1/101-102; 2/1-5; P/DVO7/1/4


West Hanney

Valuation List, 1911-1973. G/WT16/1; RD/WT/FR1/103-104; 2/1-5; P/DVO7/1/4


Harwell

Poor Rate Book, 1866-1921. RD/WT/FR1/105-111, 113-115

Valuation List, 1899-1973. RD/WT/FR1/112; 2/1-5; G/WT16/1; P/DVO7/1/4


Hatford

General Rates, 1931-1972. RD/F/FR3/2, 5, 8, 12, 14, 17, 20, 23, 26, 29, 31-35

Valuation List, 1868-1881, 1929-1934. D/P9/19/3; RD/F/FR2/1-2


East Hendred

Highway Rate Book, 1837. D/P66/20/1

Poor Rate Book, 1839-1862, 1913-1920. D/P66/11/1-3; RD/WT/FR1/116, 119-122

Valuation List, 1911-1973. G/WT16/1; RD/WT/FR1/117-118; 2/1-5


West Hendred

Poor Rate Book, c.1783-1817, 1887-1921. D/P67/12/1; RD/WT/FR1/123-124, 126, 128, 130-132

Valuation List, 1898-1973. RD/WT/FR1/125, 127, 129; 2/1-5; G/WT16/1; P/DVO7/1/4


Hermitage

Valuation List, 1926-1973. RD/WT/FR1/133; 2/1-5; P/DVO7/1/4

Water Rate Book, 1951-1952. RD/N/FR3/5


North Hinksey

General Rates, 1927-1972. RD/A/FR3/1, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19

Valuation List, 1912-1964. D/EX70/12; RD/A/FR2/1-5


South Hinksey

General Rates, 1927-1972. RD/A/FR3/1, 11, 13, 15, 1719,

Valuation List, 1912-1964. D/EX70/15; RD/A/FR2/1-5


Hinton Waldrist

General Rates, 1931-1972. RD/F/FR3/2, 6, 8, 12, 16, 18, 20, 23, 26, 29, 31-35

Poor Rate Book, 1824, 1867-1880, 1905-1906. D/P70/11/1-3; 12/2

Valuation List, 1868-1881, 1929-1934. D/P9/19/3; RD/F/FR2/1-2


Hungerford

County Rates, 1841-1844. D/P71/19/3

General Rates, 1961-1972. RD/H/FR3/1-2

Poor Rate Book, 1682-1703, 1763-1843. D/P71/11/1-19

Valuation List, 1838, 1864-1865, 1932-1956. D/ELM/O12-14; RD/H/FR2/1; P/DVO7/1/1


Hurley

General Rates, 1934-1955. RD/C/FR3/1, 4, 7, 11

Poor Rate Book, 1698-1699. D/P72/5/1

Valuation List, 1902-1950. P/DVO8/2/6-7, 13, 15; RD/C/FR2/3


Hurst

General Rates, 1933-1934, 1957-1958. RD/WO/FR3/3, 8

Poor Rate Book, 1863-1873. D/P73/11/1-2

Valuation List, 1809-1810, 1910-1934, 1962-1972. D/EZ9/E3; RD/WO/FR1/18-20; 2/4, 23, 35


East Ilsley

Valuation List, 1840, 1911-1973. D/P74/19/1; G/WT16/1; RD/WT/FR1/134-135; 2/4-5; P/DVO7/1/4


West Ilsley

Highway Rate Book, 1839-1859. D/P75/20/1-2

Poor Rate Book, 1839, 1916-1925. D/P75/11/1; RD/WT/FR1/138-145

Valuation List, 1838-1839, 1911-1973. D/ETY/O4; G/WT16/1; RD/WT/FR1/136-137; 2/1-5; P/DVO7/1/4


Inkpen

General Rates, 1961-1972. RD/H/FR3/1-2

Poor Rate Book, 1923-1925. CPC76/6/1-5

Valuation List, 1932-1956. RD/H/FR2/1; P/DVO7/1/1

Water Rate Book, 1941-1952. RD/N/FR3/3, 5


Kennington

General Rates, 1928-1972. RD/A/FR3/3, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18

Valuation List, 1929-1964. RD/A/FR2/1-5


Kingston Bagpuize

General Rates, 1928-1972. RD/A/FR3/3, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18

Valuation List, 1912-1964. D/EX70/8; RD/A/FR2/1-5


Kingston Lisle

General Rates, 1931-1972. RD/F/FR3/3, 6, 10-11, 15, 18, 20, 23, 26, 29, 31-35

Highway Rate Book, 1779-1792, 1861. D/P115B/20/1-2

Poor Rate Book, 1691, 1783-1829, 1862-1885. D/EC/O6; D/P115B/11/1-5

Valuation List, 1851-1881, 1914-1934. D/P115B/19/2-4; D/P9/19/3; RD/F/FR1/14; 2/1-2


Kintbury

General Rates, 1961-1972. RD/H/FR3/1-2

Poor Rate Book, 1691, 1769-1842. D/EC/O6; D/P78/11/2-17

Valuation List, 1932-1956. RD/H/FR2/1; P/DVO7/1/1

Water Rate Book, 1941-1952. RD/N/FR3/3, 5


Lambourn

General Rates, 1961-1972. RD/H/FR3/1-2

Valuation List, 1932-1956. RD/H/FR2/1; P/DVO7/1/1


Langley

Water Rate Book, 1898-1912. S/FR10/10-13, 17, 19, 22, 25-28


Leckhampstead

Highway Rate Book, 1894. HP2/1

Valuation List, 1924-1948. RD/N/FR2/1; P/DVO7/1/3


Letcombe Bassett

Poor Rate Book, 1914-1920. RD/WT/FR1/148-149

Valuation List, 1911-1973. G/WT16/1; RD/WT/FR1/146-147; 2/1-5; P/DVO7/1/4


Letcombe Regis

Poor Rate Book, 1910-1920. RD/WT/FR1/150-152, 155-160

Valuation List, 1842, 1911-1973. D/P81/19/1; G/WT16/1; RD/WT/FR1/153-154; 2/1-5; P/DVO7/1/4


Littleworth

General Rates, 1955-1972. RD/F/FR3/31-35

Valuation List, 1868-1881. D/P9/19/3


East Lockinge

Poor Rate Book, 1913-1920. RD/WT/FR1/162, 165-166

Valuation List, 1904-1973. RD/WT/FR1/161, 163-164; 2/1-5; G/WT16/1; P/DVO7/1/4


West Lockinge

Poor Rate Book, 1909-1919. RD/WT/FR1/168, 171-172

Valuation List, 1904-1973. RD/WT/FR1/167, 169-170; 2/1-5; G/WT16/1; P/DVO7/1/4


Longcot

General Rates, 1931-1972. RD/F/FR3/3, 6, 9, 11, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30-35

Valuation List, 1838, 1868-1881, 1906-1934. D/EX2169/1/1-3; D/P9/19/3; RD/F/FR1/15; 2/1-2


Longworth

General Rates, 1931-1972. RD/F/FR3/3, 6, 9, 13, 16, 21, 24, 27, 30-35

Valuation List, 1838-1881, 1902-1934. D/P83/19/1-3; RD/F/FR1/16; 2/1-2


Lyford

General Rates, 1928-1972. RD/A/FR3/3, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18

Valuation List, 1912-1964. D/EX70/9; RD/A/FR2/1-5


Maidenhead borough or civil parish (See also Bray and Cookham)

General Rates, 1916-1962. M/FR1/7-8, 11-14; 3/1-13

Poor Rate Book, 1703, 1774-1778, 1915-1922. D/P43/11/1; D/EKM/O1; M/FR1/6, 9-14

Valuation List, 1850-1881, 1902-1904, 1929-1955. M/FR1/1-5; 2/1-3; P/DVO8/2/19-26


Marcham

General Rates, 1928-1972. RD/A/FR3/6, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18

Valuation List, 1912-1964. D/EX70/10; RD/A/FR2/1-5


Midgham

General Rates, 1941-1948. RD/N/FR3/1, 4

Highway Rate Book, 1848-1852. D/P130C/19/8; 20/1-3

Poor Rate Book, 1840-1858. D/P130C/19/2-7, 9, 11-22

Valuation List, 1885-1901, 1929-1948. G/N55; 63/1-2; RD/N/FR2/1; P/DVO7/1/3


Milton

General Rates, 1928-1972. RD/A/FR3/7, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18

Poor Rate Book, 1771-1772. D/EBT/E20A/8

Valuation List, 1912-1964. D/EX70/11; RD/A/FR2/1-5


North Moreton

General Rates, 1928-1971. RD/W/FR2/2, 7, 12, 17, 22, 27, 32, 37, 41, 44, 46, 48, 50

Poor Rate Book, 1713-1730. D/P86/12/1

Valuation List, 1838-1839, 1862-1901, 1929-1933, 1955-1963. D/ETY/O4; G/W13/1-6; RD/W/FR1/1-3, 13


South Moreton

General Rates, 1928-1971. RD/W/FR2/2, 7, 12, 17, 22, 27, 32, 37, 41, 44, 46, 48, 50

Poor Rate Book, 1790-1807, 1830. D/P87/11/1; 12/1-2

Valuation List, 1863-1901, 1929-1933, 1955-1963. G/W13/1-3, 5-6; RD/W/FR1/1-3, 14


Moulsford

General Rates, 1928-1971. RD/W/FR2/2, 7, 12, 17, 22, 27, 32, 37, 41, 44, 46, 48, 50

Poor Rates, 1872-1876. RD/W/FR4/1

Valuation List, 1863-1901, 1929-1933, 1955-1963. G/W13/1-6; RD/W/FR1/1-3, 15


Newbury

Consolidated rates, 1926-1927. N/FR1/4-5

General Rates, 1921-1962. N/FR1/3; 3/1-4

Poor Rates, 1763-1830. N/AP1/1-17; N/D2/1

Valuation List, 1883-1949. G/N55; 64/1-2; N/FR1/1-2; 2/1-2; P/DVO7/1/2


Newland

General Rates, 1957-1958. RD/WO/FR3/5

Poor Rates, c.1807-1835, 1933-1934. D/P73/12/3; RD/WO/FR3/1

Valuation List, 1897-1933, 1962-1963. D/EX2045/2/3-6; RD/WO/FR1/21-23; 2/5, 19


Northbourne

General Rates, 1939-1946. RD/W/FR2/2, 7, 12, 17, 22, 27, 32

Valuation List, 1955-1963. RD/W/FR1/2-3


Padworth

General Rates, 1927-1964. RD/B/FR3/3, 7-8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 28, 31

Highway Rate Book, 1839-1853. D/P90/20/1-2

Poor Rate Book, 1838-1855, 1888-1905. D/P90/19/1-8; CPC90/6/2-21

Valuation List, 1889-1901, 1927-1962. CPC90/6/1; RD/B/FR2/1-10


Pangbourne

General Rates, 1929-1964. RD/B/FR3/7, 9, 11, 13-14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24-25, 28, 31

Highway Rate Book, 1882-1891. D/P91/20/1-2

Poor Rate Book, c.1820-1830, 1880-1887. D/P91/11/1-4; 12/1

Valuation List, 1910-1962. R/FR1/1; 3/22; RD/B/FR1/3-5; 2/1-10


Peasemore

Constable’s Rates, 1783. D/P92/10/1

Poor Rate Book, 1831-1835, 1915. D/P92/11/1; RD/WT/FR1/175-176

Valuation List, 1838-1839, 1911-1973. D/P92/19/1-2; G/WT16/1; RD/WT/FR1/173-174; 2/1-5; P/DVO7/1/4


Purley

General Rates, 1940-1964. RD/B/FR3/7, 9, 11, 13-14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 31

Poor Rate Book, 1825-1835. D/P93/5/1

Valuation List, 1910-1962. R/FR1/1; RD/B/FR2/1-10


Pusey

General Rates, 1931-1972. RD/F/FR3/3, 6, 9, 13, 16, 21, 24, 27, 30-35

Poor Rate Book, 1837-1847. D/P94/11/1

Valuation List, 1868-1934. D/P9/19/3; RD/F/FR1/17; 2/1-2


Radley

General Rates, 1928-1972. RD/A/FR3/3, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19

Valuation List, 1912-1964. D/EX70/13; RD/A/FR2/1-5


Reading Borough

General Rates, 1891-1960. R/FR2/43-82; 3/1-76

Valuation List, 1913-1975. R/FR3/1-21, 23-40


Reading St Giles

General Rates, 1850-1890. R/FR2/1-36, 38-42

Highway Rate Book, 1852-1853. R/FR4/1-2

Poor Rate Book, 1745-1869, 1904. D/P96/11/1-228

Water Rate Book, 1891-1892. R/FR5/1


Reading St Laurence

General Rates, 1850-1890. R/FR2/1-36, 38-42

Highway Rate Book, 1852-1853. R/FR4/1-2

Poor Rate Book, 1651, 1751, 1856-1867, 1904. D/P97/5/3; 11/1-12

Water Rates Book, 1891-1892. R/FR5/1


Reading St Mary

General Rates, 1850-1890. R/FR2/1-36, 38-42

Highway Rate Book, 1816-1817, 1852-1853. D/P98/20/1; R/FR4/1-2

Poor Rate Book, 1625, 1705-1780, 1800-1865, 1904. D/P98/11/1-12, 14-32, 34-36, 38-40, 42-49, 52-114, 116-132, 134-159

Water Rate Book, 1891-1892. R/FR5/1


Reading: Whitley Highway parish

Highway Rate Book, 1886. D/P96/20/1


Remenham

General Rates, 1933-1934, 1957-1958. RD/WO/FR3/3, 7

Poor Rate Book, 1869-1923. CPC99/6/4-10

Valuation List, 1891-1934, 1962-1972. CPC99/6/1; RD/WO/FR1/24-26; 2/6, 24, 35


Ruscombe

General Rates, 1933-1934, 1957-1958. RD/WO/FR3/3, 7

Valuation List, 1910-1934, 1962-1963. RD/WO/FR1/27-29; 2/7, 25


Sandhurst

General Rates, 1952-1975. RD/E/FR3/3-4, 6, 11, 16

Poor Rate Book, 1787-1824, 1914. D/P102/12/1-2; RD/E/FR1/13

Valuation List, 1911-1955. RD/E/FR1/11-12; 2/10-12, 18; P/DVO8/2/17-18


Sandleford

Valuation List, 1929-1948. RD/N/FR2/1; P/DVO7/1/3


Seacourt

Highway Rate Book, 1839. D/P104/20/1

Poor Rate Book, 1848-1868. D/P104/11/1-2


Shaw-cum-Donnington

Valuation List, 1929-1948. RD/N/FR2/1; P/DVO7/1/3

Water Rate Book, 1941-1952. RD/N/FR3/3, 5


East Shefford

General Rates, 1961-1972. RD/H/FR3/1-2

Valuation List, 1932-1956. RD/H/FR2/1; P/DVO7/1/1


West Shefford

General Rates, 1961-1972. RD/H/FR3/1-2

Poor Rate Book, 1804-1820. D/P108/11/1

Valuation List, 1932-1956. RD/H/FR2/1; P/DVO7/1/1


Shellingford

General Rates, 1931-1972. RD/F/FR3/4, 6, 9, 13, 16, 21, 24, 27, 30-35

Valuation List, 1868-1881, 1923-1934. D/P9/19/3; RD/F/FR1/18; 2/1-2


Shinfield

General Rates, 1933-1934, 1957-1958. RD/WO/FR3/2, 8

Highway Rate Book, 1840-1855. D/P110/20/1-5

Poor Rate Book, 1763-1862. D/P110/11/1-36

Valuation List, 1910-1934, 1962-1972. RD/WO/FR1/30-32; 2/8, 26, 35


Shottesbrooke

General Rates, 1934-1955. RD/C/FR3/1, 4, 7, 10

Poor Rate Book, 1911-1915. RD/C/FR1/11

Valuation List, 1902-1950. P/DVO8/2/8, 13, 15; RD/C/FR2/4


Shrivenham

General Rates, 1931-1972. RD/F/FR3/4, 6, 9, 13, 16, 21, 24, 27, 30-35

Poor Rate Book, 1738-1759, 1895. D/P112/12/1; D/EZ195/1

Valuation List, 1868-1934. D/P9/19/3; RD/F/FR1/192/1-2


Slough

General Rates, 1864-1931. S/FR3/1-185; 4/1-32

Poor Rate Book, 1895-1920. S/FR2/84, 86, 90, 92, 94, 96, 98, 100, 102-103, 105-176

School Rates, 1902-1903, n.d. [1900s]. S/FR9/1-2

Valuation List, 1901-1955. S/FR1/9-13; P/DVO8/2/45-50

Water Rate Book, 1874-1936. S/FR6/1; 10/1-11, 13-18, 20-21, 23-24, 26-40


Sonning

General Rates, 1933-1934, 1957-1968. RD/WO/FR3/3, 8, 12

Poor Rate Book, 1768-1785, 1818-1826-1845, 1914. D/EX1457/4/4-10; D/P113/11/1, 8-10, 18; RD/WO/FR1/37

Valuation List, 1897-1934, 1962-1973. RD/WO/FR1/33-36; 2/9, 27, 36


Sotwell

General Rates, 1928-1946. RD/W/FR2/2, 7, 12, 17, 22, 27, 32, 50

Valuation List, 1863-1901, 1929-1932. G/W13/1-6; RD/W/FR1/1, 16


Sparsholt

Highway Rate Book, 1867-1868. D/P115/20/1

Poor Rates, 1865, 1913-1920. D/P115/11/1; RD/WT/FR1/177-180, 183-184

Valuation List, 1911-1973. G/WT16/1; RD/WT/FR1/181-182; 2/1-5; P/DVO7/1/4


Speen

Poor Rate Book, 1781, 1896. D/EX62/1; CPC116/6/1

Valuation List, 1895-1948. G/N55; 65/1-3; RD/N/FR2/1; P/DVO7/1/3

Water Rate Book, 1941-1952. RD/N/FR3/3, 5


Speenhamland

Valuation List, 1896-1913. G/N55; 64/2


Stanford Dingley

General Rates, 1927-1964. RD/B/FR3/3, 7, 9, 11, 13-14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 31

Valuation List, 1914-1962. RD/B/FR1/6; 2/1-10


Stanford in the Vale

General Rates, 1931-1972. RD/F/FR3/4, 6, 9, 13, 16, 21, 24, 27, 30-35

Valuation List, 1868-1881, 1906-1934. D/P9/19/3; RD/F/FR1/202/1-2


Steventon

General Rates, 1928-1972. RD/A/FR3/5, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19

Poor Rate Book, 1914-1915. RD/A/FR1/2

Valuation List, 1838-1839, 1912-1964. D/ETY/O4; G/A10/16; RD/A/FR2/1-5


Stratfield Mortimer

General Rates, 1927-1964. RD/B/FR3/5, 7, 9, 11, 13-14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 31

Poor Rate Book, 1826-1854, 1914-1925. D/P120/11/1; D/EBY/E85; RD/B/FR1/8-21

Valuation List, 1838, 1927-1962. D/EBY/E85; RD/B/FR2/1-10


Streatley

General Rates, 1927-1964. RD/B/FR3/6-7, 9, 11, 13-14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 31

Highway Rate Book, 1773. D/EWI/E21/16

Poor Rate Book, 1749-1773. D/EWI/E21/16

Valuation List, 1927-1962. RD/B/FR2/1-10


Sulham

General Rates, 1927-1964. RD/B/FR3/3, 7, 9, 11, 13-14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 31

Poor Rate Book, 1784-1811. D/P123/12/1-2

Valuation List, 1912-1962. RD/B/FR1/22; 2/1-10; R/FR3/22


Sulhamstead Abbots

General Rates, 1927-1964. RD/B/FR3/3, 7, 9, 11, 13-14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 29, 32

Poor Rate Book, 1746-1755. D/P124/12/2

Valuation List, 1838, 1927-1962. D/P124/19/1; RD/B/FR2/1-10


Sulhamstead Bannister

General Rates, 1927-1964. RD/B/FR3/4, 7, 9, 11, 13-14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 29, 32

Valuation List, 1838, 1927-1962. D/P124/19/1; RD/B/FR2/1-10


Sunningdale

General Rates, 1933-1959. RD/WI/FR3/3-6, 8, 10-11

Poor Rate Book, 1914. RD/WI/FR1/4-5

Valuation List, 1911-1956. P/DVO8/2/37, 42-44; RD/WI/FR2/1, 3-4


Sunninghill

General Rates, 1933-1962. RD/WI/FR3/3-6, 9-12

Poor Rate Book, 1838-1840. D/P126/11/1-2

Valuation List, 1924-1956. P/DVO8/2/38-39, 42-44; RD/WI/FR2/2-4


Sunningwell

General Rates, 1928-1972. RD/A/FR3/6, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19

Valuation List, 1912-1964. D/EX70/16; RD/A/FR2/1-5


Sutton Courtenay

General Rates, 1928-1972. RD/A/FR3/8, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19

Poor Rate Book, 1787-1788, 1914-1915. D/P128/11/1-2; RD/A/FR1/3

Valuation List, 1912-1964. G/A10/17; RD/A/FR2/1-5


Sutton Wick

General Rates, 1928-1929. RD/A/FR3/5

Valuation List, 1912-1919. D/EX70/17


Swallowfield

General Rates, 1933-1934, 1957-1968. RD/WO/FR3/2, 9, 12

Poor Rate Book, 1768, 1800-1820, 1851-1853. D/P129/11/1-2; D/EBB/O3/14

Valuation List, 1884-1888, 1910-1934, 1962-1973. RD/WO/FR1/38-41; 2/10, 28, 36


Thatcham

General Rates, 1941-1942. RD/N/FR3/2

Poor Rate Book, 1727, 1800-1818. D/P130/11/1-3

Valuation List, 1895-1948. G/N55; 66/1-3; RD/N/FR2/1; P/DVO7/1/3

Water Rate Book, 1941-1952. RD/N/FR3/3, 5


Theale

General Rates, 1927-1964. RD/B/FR3/6-7, 9, 11, 13-14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 29, 32

Valuation List, 1910-1962. R/FR1/2; 3/22; RD/B/FR1/23; 2/1-10


Tidmarsh

General Rates, 1927-1964. RD/B/FR3/4, 7, 9, 11, 13-14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 29, 32

Poor Rate Book, 1879-1885. D/P131/11/1

Valuation List, 1927-1962. RD/B/FR2/1-10; R/FR3/22


Tilehurst

General Rates, 1927-1964. RD/B/FR3/4, 7, 9, 11, 13-14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 29, 32

Poor Rate Book, 1816-1838. D/P132/11/1-9, 11

Valuation List, 1879-1880, 1910-1962. G/B46; R/FR1/1-2; 3/22; RD/B/FR2/2-10


Tubney

General Rates, 1928-1972. RD/A/FR3/3, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19

Valuation List, 1912-1964. D/EX70/18; RD/A/FR2/1-5


Twyford

General Rates, 1933-1934, 1957-1958. RD/WO/FR3/4, 9

Valuation List, 1911-1934, 1962-1973. RD/WO/FR1/42-44; 2/11, 29, 36


Uffington

General Rates, 1931-1972. RD/F/FR3/4, 6, 9, 13, 16, 21, 24, 27, 30-35

Poor Rate Book, 1646-1749, 1848-1851. D/P134/11/1-2; 12/1-2

Valuation List, 1868-1934. D/P9/19/3; RD/F/FR1/21; 2/1-2


Ufton Nervet

General Rates, 1927-1964. RD/B/FR3/4, 7, 9, 11, 13-14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 29, 32

Poor Rate Book, 1896-1920. D/P135/11/1-24

Valuation List, 1907-1962. D/P135/19/2-4; RD/B/FR2/1-10


Upton

Valuation List, 1838-1839, 1911-1973. D/ETY/O4; G/WT16/1; RD/WT/FR1/185-186; 2/1-5; P/DVO7/1/4


Upton-cum-Chalvey

Cattle Rates, 1866. S/FR5/1-2

General Rates, 1888-1894. S/FR7/1-2

Highway Rates, 1892. S/FR8/1

Poor Rates, 1849-1900. S/FR2/1-83, 85, 87-89, 91, 93, 95, 97, 99, 101, 104

Valuation List, 1851, 1888-1899. S/FR1/1-7

Water Rates, 1876-1908. S/FR10/1-11, 13-18, 20-21, 23-24


Wallingford All Hallows

Poor Rate Book, 1838. WA/FR1/1

Valuation List, 1863-1897. G/W13/1-6


Wallingford Borough

General Rates, 1893-1909, 1939-1967. WA/FR1/2, 4-9; 3/1-17

Valuation List, 1897-1898, 1929-1954. WA/FR1/3; 2/1-2


Wallingford Castle precincts

Valuation List, 1863-1896. G/W13/1, 3-6


Wallingford St Leonard

Highway Rate Book, 1796-1838. D/P137/20/1

Poor Rate Book, 1809-1851, 1913-1916. D/P137/11/1-10; WA/FR1/10

Valuation List, 1863-1897. G/W13/1-6


Wallingford St Mary the More

Poor Rate Book, 1774-1780, 1824-1830, 1854-1866, 1892-1917. D/P138/11/1-7; WA/FR1/11-12

Valuation List, 1863-1897. G/W13/1-6


Wallingford St Peter

Highway Rate Book, 1866-1856. D/P139/20/1

Poor Rate Book, 1755-1763, 1816-1881, 1910-1917. D/P139/11/1-19; 20/1; WA/FR1/13

Valuation List, 1863-1897. G/W13/1-6


Wallingford: Clapcot

Valuation List, 1896-1897, 1929-1932. G/W13/1; RD/W/FR1/8


Waltham St Lawrence

General Rates, 1934-1955. RD/C/FR3/1, 4, 7, 10

Poor Rate Book, 1822-1826, 1913-1924. D/P141/11/1-6; RD/C/FR1/12-13

Valuation List, 1902-1950. P/DVO8/2/9-10, 13, 15; RD/C/FR2/4


Wantage

Poor Rate Book, 1768. D/P143/11/1-2

Valuation List, 1911-1974. G/WT16/1; UD/WT/FR1/1-2; 2/1-4


Warfield

General Rates, 1951-1975. RD/E/FR3/2, 4, 6, 11, 16

Poor Rate Book, 1801-1838. D/P144/11/1-2

Valuation List, 1913-1955. RD/E/FR1/14-15; 2/13-14, 18; P/DVO8/2/17-18


Wargrave

General Rates, 1933-1934, 1957-1958. RD/WO/FR3/4, 9

Valuation List, 1803, 1834, 1910-1973. D/P145/11/1; CPC145/21/1; RD/WO/FR1/45-51; 2/12, 18, 30-32, 36


Wasing

General Rates, 1941-1948. RD/N/FR3/1, 4

Valuation List, 1929-1948. RD/N/FR2/1; P/DVO7/1/3


Watchfield

General Rates, 1929-1972. RD/F/FR3/1, 6, 9, 13, 16, 19, 24, 27, 30-35

Valuation List, 1868-1881, 1920-1934. D/P9/19/3; RD/F/FR1/22; 2/1-2


Welford

Valuation List, 1870-1948. G/N55; 67/1-3; RD/N/FR2/1; P/DVO7/1/3


West Woodhay

General Rates, 1961-1972. RD/H/FR3/1-2

Valuation List, 1932-1956. RD/H/FR2/1; P/DVO7/1/1


White Waltham

General Rates, 1934-1955. RD/C/FR3/1, 4, 7, 10

Poor Rate Book, 1914-1924. RD/C/FR1/15-16

Valuation List, 1872-1950. RD/C/FR1/14; 2/4; P/DVO8/2/11-13, 15


New Windsor

General Rates, 1919-1951. WI/FR2/1-3, 5, 7-15

Poor Rate Book, 1743-1835, 1914. D/P149/11/1-94; WI/FR1/3

Valuation List, 1924-1956. P/DVO8/2/30-32, 34-35


Old Windsor

General Rates, 1933-1963. RD/WI/FR3/1, 3-7, 10-11, 13

Poor Rate Book, 1741-1762, 1914. D/P150/11/1; RD/WI/FR1/2-3

Valuation List, 1924-1956. P/DVO8/2/40-44; RD/WI/FR2/1, 3-4


Winkfield

General Rates, 1951-1975. RD/E/FR3/2, 8, 14, 16

Poor Rate Book, 1762-1825, 1913-1914. D/P151/11/1-3; D/EX2534/2-3; RD/E/FR1/18

Valuation List, 1911-1955. RD/E/FR1/16-17; 2/15-18; P/DVO8/2/17-18


Winnersh

General Rates, 1933-1958. RD/WO/FR3/3, 10

Valuation List, 1910-1934, 1962-1973. RD/WO/FR1/52-54; 2/13, 33, 36


Winterbourne

General Rates, 1941-1948. RD/N/FR3/1, 4

Poor Rate Book, 1802-1826. D/EZ198/3/3/1

Valuation List, 1884-1901, 1929-1948. G/N55; 68/1-2; RD/N/FR2/1; P/DVO7/1/3


Little Wittenham

General Rates, 1928-1971. RD/W/FR2/5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 38, 44, 46, 48, 51

Highway Rate Book, 1798-1807, 1837-1863. D/P152/20/1; 21/1

Poor Rates, 1769-1815, 1849-1872. D/P152/11/1; 12/2

Valuation List, 1863-1901, 1929-1932, 1955-1963. G/W13/1-6; RD/W/FR1/1-3, 17


Long Wittenham

General Rates, 1928-1971. RD/W/FR2/5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 38, 42, 44, 46, 48, 51

Poor Rate Book, 1838-1847. D/P153/11/1-2

Valuation List, 1863-1901, 1929-1932, 1955-1963. G/W13/1-6; RD/W/FR1/1-3, 18


Wokefield

General Rates, 1927-1964. RD/B/FR3/4, 7, 9, 11, 13-14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 29, 32

Valuation List, 1927-1962. RD/B/FR2/1-10


Wokingham

Drainage Rate Book, 1873. WO/FR8/1

General Rates, 1875-1886, 1931-1962. WO/FR5/1-14; 9/1-15

Highway Rate Book, 1864-1881. WO/FR6/1-36

Lighting Rate Book, 1864-1874. WO/FR7/1-7

Poor Rate Book, 1819-1825, 1862-1885, 1911-1914. D/P154/11/1-3; WO/FR2/1-48; 4/1-2

Valuation List, 1874-1906, 1929-1934, 1972. WO/FR1/1-4; 3/1-3


Wokingham Without

General Rates, 1933-1934, 1957-1958. RD/WO/FR3/1, 10

Sanitary Rate Book, 1876-1880. RS/WO2/1-2

Valuation List, 1929-1934, 1973. RD/WO/FR2/15, 36


Woodley

General Rates, 1933-1934, 1957-1958. RD/WO/FR3/4, 11

Poor Rate Book, 1839-1853, 1875-1886. D/P113/11/2-3, 8-10

Valuation List, 1897-1934, 1962-1972. RD/WO/FR1/55-58; 2/14, 34, 37


Woolhampton

Poor Rates, 1693-1697, 1809-1818, 1920-1923. D/P156/11/1-4

Valuation List, 1929-1948. RD/N/FR2/1; P/DVO7/1/3


Woolstone

General Rates, 1931-1972. RD/F/FR3/4, 6, 9, 13, 16, 21, 24, 27, 30-35

Valuation List, 1862-1934. D/EBUT/Q5; D/P9/19/3; RD/F/FR1/23; 2/1-2


Wootton

General Rates, 1928-1972. RD/A/FR3/9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19

Valuation List, 1912-1964. D/EX70/19; RD/A/FR2/1-5


Wytham

General Rates, 1928-1972. RD/A/FR3/3, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19

Valuation List, 1912-1964. D/EX70/20; RD/A/FR2/1-5


Yattendon

General Rates, 1927-1964. RD/B/FR3/4, 7, 9, 11, 13-14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 29, 32

Valuation List, 1911-1962. RD/B/FR1/24; 2/1-10


Out County

Out-county holdings of rating records mainly exist because Poor Law Unions crossed county boundaries, and sometimes combined parishes in single volumes.


Buckinghamshire:

Stoke Poges

Valuation List, 1895. S/FR1/8


Gloucestershire:

Kelmscott

Valuation List, 1868-1881. D/P9/19/3


Lechlade

General Rates, 1931-1932. RD/F/FR3/4

Valuation List, 1868-1881, 1909-1934. D/P9/19/3; RD/F/FR1/24; 2/1-2


Steeple Barton

Poor Rate Books, 1623. D/EJO/Z1


Hampshire:

Burghclere

Water Rate Book, 1941-1952. RD/N/FR3/3, 5


Newtown

Water Rate Book, 1941-1952. RD/N/FR3/3, 5


East Woodhay

Water Rate Book, 1941-1952. RD/N/FR3/3, 5


Oxfordshire:

Benson

Valuation List, 1873-1889. G/W13/3-5


Berrick Salome

Valuation List, 1873-1889. G/W13/3-5


Dorchester

Valuation List, 1873-1889. G/W13/3-5


Ewelme

Valuation List, 1873-1903. G/W13/3-5; 14


Eye and Dunsden

Poor Rate Book, 1778, 1839-1886. D/EX2137/1; D/P113/11/5-10

Valuation List, 1956. R/FR3/22


Little Faringdon

Valuation List, 1868-1881. D/P9/19/3


Langford

Poor Rate Book, 1919-1922. G/F12/1-2


Newnham Murren

Poor Rate Book, 1830-1835. D/P161B/12/1


South Stoke

Valuation List, 1873-1889. G/W13/3-5


Warborough

Valuation List, 1873-1889. G/W13/3-5


Whitchurch

Valuation List, 1956. R/FR3/22


Woodcote

Valuation List, 1873-1889. G/W13/3-5


Further reading

Rating records before c. 1850

J V Beckett, Local taxation: national legislation and problems of enforcement (Standing Conference for Local History, 1980)

E Cannan, History of local rates in England (2nd ed., 1912, reprinted 1927)

Ida Darlington, Rate books (Short Guides to Records, ed. Munby, no. 1)

W E Tate, The Parish Chest (3rd ed., 1969)

S and B Webb, English local government: The parish and the county (1906) and English poor law history (3 vols, 1927-1929)

R S Wright and H Hobhouse, Outline of local government and local taxation in England and Wales (4th ed., 1914)

Modern rating records

B Keith-Lucas and P G Richards, History of local government in the twentieth century (1978)

R Emeny and H M Wilks, Principles and practice of rating valuation (3rd ed., 1972)