West Glamorgan Archive Service

Report on lands belonging to the War Department at the Mumbles

Reference code(s): GB 0216 DD PRO MOD

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Title: Report on lands belonging to the War Department at the Mumbles

Short title: War Department, Mumbles land, report

Dates of creation: 1863

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: (1 vol)

Name of creator(s): Great Britain. War Office

CONTEXT

Administrative and biographical history: The Duke of Beaufort leased the outer island at Mumbles Head, Glamorgan, to the War Department during the late 19th century. A blockhouse was built near the Mumbles lighthouse in 1860 as a defence against possible invasion from France. Samuel Howlett (1794-1874), military surveyor and inventor produced a report on the defences in 1863.

CONTENT

Scope and content: Report and plan, 1863, on lands belonging to the War Department at the Mumbles, Glamorgan.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/script: English

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service.
Detailed catalogue

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: Information not available

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: It is the policy of the West Glamorgan Archive Service to withhold the names of depositors.

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Report on lands belonging to the War Department at the Mumbles, Glamorganshire, by Samuel B. Howlett, 1863, catalogue; Enjoy Gower Homepage, (http://www.enjoygower.com/), viewed 26 January 2005.

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

Date(s) of description: January 2005


INDEX ENTRIES

Subjects

Military bases | Wales | Swansea | Designs and plans

Personal names

Corporate names

Great Britain | War Office

Places

Mumbles Head