West Glamorgan Archive Service

Bishopston Manor Collection

Reference code(s): GB 0216 RISW BM

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Title: Bishopston Manor Collection

Short title: Bishopston Manor, volumes

Dates of creation: 1844-1920

Level of description: fonds

Extent and medium: 0.009 cubic metres (1 box)

Name of creator(s): Bishopston Manor


Administrative and biographical history: Bishopston manor lies within the southern half of the ecclesiastical parish of Bishopston. Bishopston derives its name from having formerly belonged to the Bishop of Llandaff who held the ecclesiastical manor of Bishopston in free alms. Whenever the See of Llandaff fell vacant, the Lords of Gower laid claim to the profits of the manor of Bishopston. Although the Crownâ€TMs right to the temporalities of the See during vacancy was eventually conceded, Bishopston remained as an Episcopal manor of the Bishop of Llandaff until 1923, when it became part of the newly-created diocese of Swansea and Brecon.


Scope and content: Manor Court Rolls, 1844-1921; Notice, n.d.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: The collection was originally catalogued at University College Library, Swansea, where an interpretation of the original order was made. This catalogue lists the items chronologically under the headings stated in Scope and content.

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. The catalogue can be accessed online.
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Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records transferred to the West Glamorgan Archive Service have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Immediate source of acquisition: The records were originally held at The Royal Institution of South Wales, Swansea. From 1966 onwards the records were moved to the library in the University College, Swansea in consignments. They were transferred to West Glamorgan Archive Service in the Spring of 2004 as part of The Royal Institution of South Wales Collection.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Katie Millien for the West Glamorgan Archive Service.

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

Date(s) of description: Prior to 16-11-2004; Source amended by ANW, January 2005; This description May 2



Manorial courts | Wales | Glamorgan

Manors | Wales | Gower

Shipwrecks | Wales, South

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