Cynefin: Mapping Wales' Sense of Place
The Cynefin project aims to repair and digitise around 1,200 tithe maps and transcribe over 30,000 pages of index documents by September 2016. The aim of this project is to create an online resource which can be freely accessed to research the tithe maps and their indexes in an efficient and innovative way.
You can contribute to the project by volunteering online to help transcribe the indexes and georeference the maps. Visit the project’s website for further information – cynefin.wales
Download Cynefin’s volunteer guidelines to start contributing to the project today.
What are Tithe Maps?
Tithes were payments charged on land users. Originally, payments were made using commodities like crops, wool, milk and stock. Tithe maps were produced between 1838 and 1850 to ensure that all tithes were paid with money rather than produce.
These are the most detailed maps of their period and they cover more than 95% of Wales. The index documents for each map list the payable tithes, the names of the landowners and land occupiers, the land use, and in most cases (75%) the field names.
Contact the project on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01970 632 416