Denbighshire Record Office

Dyffryn Aled Estate, Llansannan

Reference code(s): GB 0209 DD/DM/62

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Title: Dyffryn Aled Estate, Llansannan

Short title: Dyffryn Aled estate, Llansannan records

Dates of creation: 1657-1920

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.0665 cubic metres (66 items)

Name of creator(s): Dyffryn Aled estate, Llansannan


Administrative and biographical history: The Dyffryn Aled estate, Llansannan, Denbighshire, was owned by the Wynne family during the 18th century. Diana Wynne (b. 1748), the heiress of Dyffryn Aled, married Richard O. Meyrick, but was widowed by 1779; she then married Philip Yorke (1743-1804), of Erddig, Denbighshire. Their son was Pierce Wynne Yorke (1784-1837), of Dyffryn Aled, High Sheriff of Denbighshire, 1817. The estate was inherited by his eldest son, Pierce Wynne Yorke (b. 1826), and the estate passed down through the Wynne-Yorke family into the 20th century, but was later sold.


Scope and content: Deeds and documents of Dyffryn Aled estate relating to properties in Llansannan, Llanefydd and elsewhere in Denbighshire, 1657-1871; account books, 1836-1849; correspondence and other papers, mainly relating to encroachments, 1879-1905; and sale particulars of Dyffryn Aled estate, 1920.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: deeds; account books; correspondence; and sale particulars.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Denbighshire Record Office.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Messrs Whitley & Co., Solicitors, 3 Cook Street, Liverpool, 1951.


Related units of description: Further sale particulars are Denbighshire Record Office, DD/DM/1192/2 7.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Denbighshire Record Office, Dyffryn Aled Estate, Llansannan, catalogue; Nicholas, Thomas, Annals and Antiquities of the Counties and County Families of Wales (Baltimore, 1991) (fascimile of 1875 ed.); Dictionary of Welsh Biography Down to 1940.

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

Date(s) of description: May 2004



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Personal names

Wynne Yorke family, of Dyffryn Aled

Corporate names

Dyffryn Aled Estate (Wales)