Denbighshire Record Office

Rooper MSS

Reference code(s): GB 0209 DD/RO

Held at: Denbighshire Record Office

Title: Rooper MSS

Short title: Rooper manuscripts

Dates of creation: 1854-1916

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.189 cubic metres (7 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Rooper family of Llanerchrugog Hall


Administrative and biographical history: In 1884, George Rooper (d. 1905), of Nascott House, Watford, acquired the Llanerchrugog estate, Denbighshire, from a Thomas Jones. The estate included minerals at Llwyneinion which were leased to J.C. Edwards of Trevor Hall, Ruabon, brickmaster, and to Powells, brickmasters of Buckley. Thomas Jones also owned Pant-Glas and Tan-y-Graig farms, Llangollen, and in 1883 the Pant Glas slate and slab quarry company was formed to develop land at Eglwyseg. The estate was sold after 1905.


Scope and content: Deeds relating to Llanerchrugog Hall estate mainly in Ruabon and Wrexham, including leases of coal and fire clay on the Llwyneinion estate, 1854-1909; legal papers, 1855-1907; sale papers, plans, reports, accounts and rentals of Llanerchrugog Hall estate, Llwyneinion brickworks, Rhos, and Wynne slate quarry, 1905-1916; deeds, correspondence, accounts and papers concerning Pant Glas slate quarry and tramway, Llangollen, 1877-1906; and papers of the executors of George Rooper.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically into the following:: Llanerchrugog Hall estate; Pant Glas Quarry, Llangollen; and miscellaneous.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Denbighshire Record Office, National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Denbighshire Record Office have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Messrs Lee and Pembertons, 49 Pont Street, London, per British Records Association (B.R.A. 2067)



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Mair James for the HMC/NLW Family and Estates project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Guide to collections held at the Denbighshire Record Office (, viewed January 2002; Clwyd Record Office, Rooper MSS (1981); Burke's Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland (London, 1871), vol. I.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2 and LCSH

Date(s) of description: January 2002



Coal mines and mining | Wales | Rhosllanerchrugog

Deeds | Wales | Ruabon

Deeds | Wales | Wrexham

Estate administration | Wales | Denbighshire

Fire-clay | Wales | Rhosllanerchrugog

Slate industry | Wales | Denbighshire

Personal names

Rooper family, of Llanerchrugog Hall (Denbighshire)

Corporate names

Llanerchrugog Hall Estate (Wales)

Llwyneinion Brickworks

Llwyneinion Estate (Wales)

Pant Glas Slate Quarry and Tramway

Wynne Slate Quarry