|Seaford tithe map|
The maps are usually large scale and vary in detail. They can show you whether there was a house on the site of your own home, who lived in it and what the land was used for.
For more on the collection, and how to search the images, visit www.eastsussex.gov.uk/leisureandtourism/localandfamilyhistory/esro/collections/tithemaps/default.htm
(With thanks to Scott Hamilton via email)
My latest book, Discover Scottish Civil Registration Records, is now available from http://www.gould.com.au (print) and http://www.gen-ebooks.com/unlock-the-past.html (ebook), whilst Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet is available at http://www.pen-and-sword.co.uk/Tracing-Your-Irish-History-on-the-Internet/p/3889/. My next Pharos Scottish course, Scotland 1750-1850: Beyond the OPRs, starts Nov 13th - see http://pharostutors.com.