- A History of Every Property
- in Normandy
- (Well, almost)
- These property histories contain information arranged chronologically
for each property, extracted from major sources such as Cleygate Manor
court records, land tax, tithe maps and rate books. The histories mainly
cover the period from the 1500s up to about 1900s.
There are two ways that you can search for particular properties or for
the names of owners and occupiers.
- One is to open one of the Main Lists (for Normandy, Wyke or Willey
Green) and use the text search facility to search for the name you want.
The other is to use a geographical approach and first find your property
in the Locator Maps (below). The locator maps are marked up with plot numbers
using the numbering from the 1841-44 tithe survey (where plots did not exist
in 1844 a new number has been invented). Then open the appropriate Main
List and find that number in the Property Histories, which are arranged
- After each property's chronological history is a list of items that
relate specifically to that property, such as photographs, which are held
in Normandy Historians' collections.
The histories mainly cover the period up to early 1900s. For the period
1914-1960 there is much more detailed information about each individual
house, in Normandy Historians' extracts from the Ash Rate Books (MSS144)
and the Electoral Registers (MSS184).
- See below for some additional explanatory notes.
- Main Lists (Link will open new window or tab)
- Introduction to a history of property in Normandy mss225-intro.pdf (12kb) (2 pages)
of property in Normandy mss225-1.pdf (369kb) (136 pages)
of property in Willey Green mss225-2.pdf (75kb) (25 pages)
of property in Wyke mss225-3.pdf (237kb) (88 pages)
Maps (Link will open new window or tab)
- Normandy Village Map 1
(2224 x 3200)
| Normandy Village Map 2
(2325 x 3048)
| Normandy Village Map 3|
(2434 x 3365)
- Normandy Village Map 4
(2410 x 3423)
- Wyke Map 5
- (2424 x 3439)
- Wyke - Normandy Map 6
- (2480 x 3504)
- Normandy Common Map 7
(2424 x 3498)
- Flexford Village Map 8
- (2480 x 3504)
- Cleygate Common Map 9
- (2480 x 3504)
- Willey Green Map 10
(2480 x 3504)
- Henley Park and
- Cobbett Hill Map 11
(2383 x 3425)
- To download maps just right click and "Save Target
As..." or "Save Link As..."
- Additional explanatory notes:
- Notes about the entries in the Property Histories:
Where dates are shown in square brackets, e.g. [1750-60], this indicates
an event that occurred some time during that period. Dates without square
brackets indicate a situation that existed for all of the time shown.
A note in the form n-n-n after an entry indicates the area of land in acres-roods-perches.
The lists of related items are complete to: P567, MSS235, PW161, MP44.
Notes about the source of the information:
References in the form [Gnn/n/n] and [212/4/nn] are at the Surrey History
Centre (SHC), Woking.
[tithe] indicates tithe maps and apportionments, held at SHC.
[land tax] is on microfilm at SHC.
[rate book] or [rate] is Ash poor rate books at SHC, reference 2618/1 or
[elec reg] is electoral register books at SHC.
[directory] or [dir] is trade directories such as Kelly's, held at SHC and
[MSSnnn, PWnnn and MPnn] are documents in the collections of Normandy Historians.
[value nnn] indicates 1910 Valuation Act records at The National Archive (TNA) (formerly Public Record Office (PRO)), ref. IR58; nnn is the page number - transcripts at Normandy Historians' MSS117.
Where no reference is given, the information is from the Cleygate Manor
court books and indentures at the PRO, reference TS19, and can be located
Copyhold was a form of land tenure under the manorial system, ownership
was recorded by copying the grant into the manorial roll. If a copyhold
tenant died and no heir could be found, the land reverted to the lord of
Both freehold and copyhold tenants paid an annual rent to the lord of the
Heriots and Fines were tributes (taxes) paid to the lord of the manor whenever
the property changed hands, either by sale or inheritance. Instead of a
money amount, heriots are often 'best of live goods', meaning the lord could
seize the best animal on the property.
1 acre = 4 roods, 1 rood = 40 perches or rods, 1 perch = 5½ x 5½
yards = 30.25 square yards.
(A rod is not to be confused with a rood. A rod = a perch, but a rood =
40 perches, 1210 sq yards, 1/4 of an acre.) An acre = 4840 sq yards.
- Introduction to a History of Property in Normandy mss225-intro.pdf (12kb) (2 pages)
of property in Normandy mss225-1.pdf (341kb) (128 pages)
of property in Willey Green mss225-2.pdf (71kb) (26 pages)
of property in Wyke mss225-3.pdf (234kb) (90 pages)
- Factsheets on Farms in Normandy mss225-4.xls (69kb) (16 pages)
- Factsheets on Farms in Normandy mss225-4.pdf (49kb) (16 pages)
- Listed Buildings in Normandy mss289.xls (16kb) (3 pages)
- Listed Buildings in Normandy mss289.pdf (12kb) (3 pages)
- Abstract of title to Sunnycot mss198.pdf (13kb) (1 pages)
- Abstract of title to 1 Willey Green Cottages mss199.pdf (29kb) (2 pages)
- Normandy Village Map 1 mss225m-1.jpg (894kb)
- Normandy Village Map 2 mss225m-2.jpg (897kb)
- Normandy Village Map 3 mss225m-3.jpg (846kb)
- Normandy Village Map 4 mss225m-4.jpg (802kb)
- Wyke Map 5 mss225m-5.jpg (1.7mb)
- Wyke - Normandy Map 6 mss225m-6.jpg (1.7mb)
- Normandy Common Map 7 mss225m-7.jpg (1.2mb)
- Flexford Village Map 8 mss225m-8.jpg (704kb)
- Cleygate Common Map 9 mss225m-9.jpg (1.3mb)
- Willey Green Map 10 mss225m-10.jpg (1.3mb)
- Henley Park and
Cobbett Hill Map 11 mss225m-11.jpg (1.6mb)
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