Source Information Birmingham, England, Rate Books, 1831-1913 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2014.
Original data:

Rate Books. Textual records. Library of Birmingham, Birmingham, England.

About Birmingham, England, Rate Books, 1831-1913

Rates were collected in each parish for support of the sick and poor, maintenance of roads and churches, and other parish expenses. This collection includes rate books from Birmingham, West Midlands, England. The following locations are included:

  • Birmingham
  • Handsworth
  • Aston
  • Harborne
  • Northfield
  • Kings Norton
  • Erdington
  • Balsall Heath
  • Yardley
  • Edgbaston

Rates were assessed based on a dwelling’s value. These records include a listing of who occupied the house, who owned the house, the type of dwelling, the name or situation of the property, how much rent was collected, and the rates paid. In some cases you may need to page forward for the rent and rate details, which appear on the next page.