Carmarthenshire Archive Service

Glasbrook Collection

Reference code(s): GB 0211 GLASBROOK

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Title: Glasbrook Collection

Short title: Glasbrook collection

Dates of creation: 1519-1962 (accumulated [mid 20th century])

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 2.73 cubic metres & 103 volumes

Name of creator(s): D. Stanley Glasbrook (Solicitor)


Administrative and biographical history: The Glasbrook family of Swansea were colliery proprietors. D. Stanley Glasbrook, of the family, was active as a solicitor in the mid and late 20th century. He seems to have amassed a collection of deeds and papers as part of his work, covering the manor of Perfeth, Carmarthenshire, the Brunant estate, other manors in Carmarthenshire, Glansevern estate, and deeds relating to Cardiganshire, Glamorgan, Montgomeryshire and Pembrokeshire in the collection.


Scope and content: Records collected by the solicitor D. S. Glasbrook, 1519-1962, mainly relating to Carmarthenshire but also to Cardiganshire, Pembrokeshire, Montgomeryshire and to Glamorgan; relating to Myddfai, Gwynfe and Fabon, Carmarthenshire, 1913-1939; High Sheriffs' papers, 1868; records relating to the manors of Llangadock Patria and Villa, Carmarthenshire, [20th century]; records of the Lloyd family relating to the Brunant estate, 1778-1895; and records relating to the Glansevin estate, 1857-1943.


Language/script: English, Latin

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: deeds and documents; Lloyd-Johnes; Glamorgan documents; and Glasbrook additional collection, in chronological order.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the Box List is available at Carmarthenshire Archives Service. Further papers are uncatalogued.
Detailed catalogue


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by D. S. Glasbrook, Solicitor, between 1961 and 1971.



Note: Title supplied from name of depositor

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used to compile this description: Carmarthenshire Archives Service, Catalogue of Glasbrook Collection; Richards, Melville, Welsh Administrative and Territorial Units (Cardiff 1969); Nicholas, Thomas, Annals and Antiquities of the Counties and County families of Wales (Baltimore, 1991 (fascimile of 1875 ed.); Jones, Francis, The Francis Jones Treasury of Historic Carmarthenshire (Pembrokeshire 2002); Carmarthen Record Office Survey of Archival Holdings; Davies, William, Samuel, W., Llandeilo (Carmarthen 1993); West Glamorgan Archive Service website (, viewed 9 October 2003; Cambria website (, viewed 9 October 2003; Glansevin website (, viewed 9 October 2003; Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, website (, viewed 26 January 2004. Further papers are uncatalogued.

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

Date(s) of description: January 2004



Deeds | Wales

Deeds | Wales | Carmarthenshire

Estate administration | Wales

Estate administration | Wales | Carmarthenshire

Lloyd family, | of Brunant | Archives

Personal names

Cawdor, John Pryse Campbell, 1755-1821, Baron

Crichton-Stuart family, Marquesses of Bute

Glasbrook, D. S. (D. Stanley)

Lloyd family, of Brunant

Corporate names

Brunant Estate (Wales)

Glansevin Estate (Wales)

Llangadock Patria Mansion

Villa Estate (Wales)