District valuation maps and books | Oxfordshire County Council

District valuation maps and books

Maps produced in the nationwide valuation of property following the 1910 Finance Act.

map of Fullbrook


Online search

Use our searchable catalogue of the Oxfordshire DV records by entering the parish. You will then be able to view each of the maps or book where that parish appears. 

Warning: Some files are larger than 30Mb and will take some time to download if you have a slow internet connection.

Enter the name of the parish to view a list of links to the maps or books

Your search may return multiple maps to cover the whole of the parish.

Interactive map search

It is also possible to search for Oxfordshire DV maps and valuation books via an interactive map available in Oxfordshire History Centre’s public searchroom.

The records

There are two main types of District Valuation records which are available here; the Valuation books and the working copies of the maps, which were based on the 1:2500 second edition ordnance survey maps. These documents work together so both are necessary to fully understand the records.  The maps show the boundaries of the different parcels of land, each marked with a plot number whilst the valuation books are arranged by plot number and provide the details of the owner/occupier and the valuation.

These records are an excellent source for people researching the history of their house or other properties and can be used with the 1911 census as well as earlier ordnance survey maps to build up an overall picture.

Further records including the field books and final maps can be found at the National Archives and they have produced a research guide which provides further information.

Map sizes

Each Valuation District is based on large-scale Ordnance Survey maps - usually 1:2500 (25 inches to the mile) or 1:1250 (50 inches) – with individual properties and land-holdings identified by their hereditament numbers. One copy of the map was kept as a permanent record from the date of valuation and is now held at The National Archives. The other was used as a working copy to record later changes and was kept by the local authority archives. It is this copy which is available here.

Last reviewed
18 July 2018
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