West Yorkshire Tithe Maps
There’s lots on the digital horizon for West Yorkshire, including a new tithe maps hub ( wytithemaps.org.uk). The site will allow users to explore tithe maps of Bradford from the 1800s, zoom in and out, compare them with maps showing the area today, and access details of who owned and occupied each plot, and what the land was used for. Staff are carrying out last-minute tweaks and checks ahead of launch, before further maps and data covering the Leeds area are added. There’s also a new resource from the West Yorkshire Archaeology Advisory Service, supported by Historic England, which undertook a Historic Landscape Characterisation Project between 2011 and 2017, covering Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield. The results are here: wyjs.org.uk/archaeologyadvisory/historic-landscape-characterisation.