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Rate books

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Rate books at the Local Studies Centre

'Rates' were local taxes paid to the council for every property in the borough, like today's Council Tax.

Rate books are arranged by areas and then by streets. They list the owner, the occupier and the tax paid. They are useful for dating property and confirming the residents. The following rate books are available on microfilm:

  • Barnet Vale - 1898 - 1901
  • East Barnet - 1897 - 1902
  • Finchley - 1784 - 1798, 1816 - 1830, 1836 - 1929 & 1950 - 1961
  • Friern Barnet - 1935 - 1950
  • Hadley/Monken Hadley - 1731 - 1733, 1757 - 1852 
  • Hendon - 1703 - 1958 (incomplete 1703 - 1837)

You can search for modern property deeds at the Land Registry.

Land tax

Land tax records are available for the following areas: 

  • South Mimms 1791 - 1829
  • Hadley 1767, 1781 - 1828

Contacts

  • Local Studies Centre
  • Hendon Library, The Burroughs, London NW4 4BQ
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  • Tel: 020 8359 3960
  • Email: library.archives@barnet.gov.uk

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