Neath Antiquarian Society

Miscellaneous collections: estate papers

Reference code(s): GB 9999 NAS XE

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Title: Miscellaneous collections: estate papers

Short title: Miscellaneous collections: estate papers

Dates of creation: 1632-1924

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.054 cubic metres

Name of creator(s): Neath Antiquarian Society


Administrative and biographical history: The Neath Antiquarian Society was established in 1923, for the study of the history of Neath and district. It has acquired several archive collections whose origins can be demonstrated with some accuracy, which are listed elsewhere. It has also collected individual manuscripts whose provenance is more difficult to determine, but which relate to various landed estates in the Neath area, which are described here.


Scope and content: Deeds and documents relating to properties belonging to the Aberpergwm Estate, Baglan Lodge Estate, Cwrt-y-clafdy Estate, Drymma Estate, Earl of Plymouth's Estate, Earl of Warwick's Estate, Ewenny Estate, Marquess of Westminster's Estate, Penrhiwtyn Estate, Ynisarwed Estate and Ynyscedwyn Estate, 1632-1924; deeds and documents relating to estates owned by the following people: William Baker of Neath, 1836-1919; Bartlett family of Neath, 1856-1881; Evan Evans Bevan of Neath, 1846-1856; Deere family of Colwinston, 1699-1752; Gething family of Cwmafan, 1812-1858; William Jones of Ty'n-yr-heol, Tonna, 1870-1875; Kenway family of Neath, 1858-1870; Popkin family of Fforest, Llansamlet, 1707-1749; Pralph family of Neath, 1718-1815; Price family of Glantwrch, 1851-1890; Price family of Neath Abbey, 1839-1879; Whittington and Morris families of Tonna and Pontamman, 1852-1870; Williams family of Neath, Newport and Westminster, 1860-1873.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into two sections: estates by estate name and estates by family name.

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.

Immediate source of acquisition: Source not recorded.



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: September 2005



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