Preface

To the Thirteenth Edition

THE VALUATION TABLES were prepared for the first time in 1913 by the late Richard Parry. The new edition is therefore the Centenary Edition which marks 100 years of continuous use of ‘Parry’s Tables’.

It is interesting to consider how the tables have changed over the years. The first edition contained eight main valuation tables printed on 124 pages; today there are over 500 pages. In addition there were 11 separate life tables, a table for Timber Measurers and a table of Years’ Purchase for the Enfranchisement of Copyholds which could be used for the valuation of fines arbitrary, fines certain, reliefs and heriots! When compared with current practice, it provides an interesting observation on the changing nature ...

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