West Riding historical analysis

The analysis provided on this website is based upon the 1672L manuscript, a transcript of which has been published by the British Record Society as part of the British Academy Hearth Tax Project (Hey, D., Giles, C., Spufford, M. & Wareham, A., eds., (2007) Yorkshire West Riding Hearth Tax Assessment Lady Day 1672, BRS Hearth Tax Series V) This volume contains a scholarly introductions, written by the late Professor David Hey and Colum Giles which provide both historical and architectural analysis. David Hey’s historical introduction can be downloaded below.