Neath Antiquarian Society

Briton Ferry Estate Papers

Reference code(s): GB 9999 NAS BF

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Title: Briton Ferry Estate Papers

Short title: Briton Ferry Estate, papers

Dates of creation: 1623-1923

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.054 cubic metres (2 archive boxes)

Name of creator(s): Briton Ferry Estate


Administrative and biographical history: The Briton Ferry Estate consisted of extensive and scattered lands, including the whole parish of Briton Ferry, the southern part of Llansamlet parish, parts of Aberavon, Baglan, Llantwit-juxta-Neath, Glyncorrwg, Swansea, Oystermouth, Llangyfelach, Cilybebyll, Penderyn, Coity and several single properties in other parishes. At its heart was Briton Ferry House (now demolished). In 1818 a large part of the estate was sold, leaving (broadly speaking) only those parts immediately adjoining Briton Ferry and Swansea. The area saw the growth of industry during the 19th century, including coal mines, smelting, canals and railways.


Scope and content: Deeds and leases of properties (including minerals) in the Neath area, 1689-1889, legal papers 1623-1878, papers relating to industry in Briton Ferry and Neath 1801-1884, estate plans 1793-1923


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following sections: estate administration; manorial records; industrial papers.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service in County Hall, Swansea and the Neath Mechanics' Institute. A version of this catalogue is also available online.
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Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.


Related units of description: More extensive holdings of Briton Ferry Estate papers are at the West Glamorgan Archive Service in Swansea (D/D BF) and the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth (Briton Ferry mss.).


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Andrew Dulley for the ANW project.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of description: July 2005



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