Land Tax Assessments 1780 – 1832

These land tax records are in the Dorset History Centre and available to view on There is almost a complete annual run except 1791 – 1794, and 1796 are missing.

They show the freeholders and leaseholders over the critical time when the Old Town was demolished and a new village built by Joseph Damer, Lord Milton in the 1780’s.

Once they are transcribed we will be in a better position to understand the moves of the people.