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The custom of paying tithes for the upkeep of a parish is ancient and dates back to Saxon times. In 1836, the Tithe Act 1836 substituted for the payment of tithes a rentcharge on land which varied on an annual basis based upon the price of corn. It was in effect an index-linked local tax.
The payment of tithes was regulated by a number of subsequent statutes until, in 1936 the Tithe Act 1936 (TA 1936) abolished the rentcharges linked to tithes. Compensation was payable as a result. The short answer therefore is that a tithe rentcharge is not enforceable.
However, the longer answer is that there may nevertheless still be some liability as a result of t
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