West Glamorgan Archive Service

Glasbrook Estate Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0216 DD Gb

Held at: West Glamorgan Archive Service

Title: Glasbrook Estate Papers

Short title: Glasbrook estate papers

Dates of creation: 1859-1950

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.027 cubic metres (1 box)

Name of creator(s): John Glasbrook


Administrative and biographical history: John Glasbrook was a successful colliery owner working collieries in the area to the north of Swansea. His industrial interests also included the Weigh-fach brickworks and a sawmill in Swansea. He purchased Brynymor House in Swansea in 1850, and also acquired land on both sides of the Glamorgan/Carmarthenshire border, including farms in the parishes of Llangyfelach, Llandeilo Talybont, Loughor, Swansea, Llandybie and Llanelli. When he died in 1887 he appointed his five sons joint trustees of his property and they continued to administer the estate until the last son died in 1933.


Scope and content: Deeds of properties in Glamorgan, 1860-1950, and in Carmarthenshire, 1859-1946. There are no papers relating to the Glasbrook family's industrial concerns.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into deeds by parishes

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

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


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.


Related units of description: Further papers relating to the Glasbrook Estate and industrial enterprises are at West Glamorgan Archive Service: D/D SB 15.


Archivist's note: Compiled by Andrew Dulley of West Glamorgan Archive Service. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Catalogue of the Glasbrook Estate Papers

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

Date(s) of description: April 2002



Deeds | Wales | Carmarthenshire

Deeds | Wales | Glamorgan

Personal names

Glasbrook family, of Swansea

Glasbrook, John, d. 1887

Corporate names

Glasbrook Estate (Wales)