What are the Digital Archives?

  • The Digital Archives contain scanned images of Land Registry’s historical 1862 Act Register.
  • The original records are in 272 volumes, containing a mix of handwritten or typed pages made from parchment, waxed linen or paper, and printed documents and deed plans.
  • The digital version is an exact replica of the original paper version.
  • Around 2,000 individual properties were registered across England & Wales.
  • Each registered property was given a unique reference number or ‘Title Number’.

How to search?

There are 5 different fields that can be used for searching, namely:

  • Owner's Name: the name of the person who was registered as the owner of a registered property.
  • County/Parish: where the property is located (based on 1862 boundaries).
  • Title Number: the unique reference number given to each property when it was first registered.
  • Volume Number: the individual reference number for a book from the collection.
  • Page Number: the number of the page within a volume.

You can find more tips for searching the collection here.