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.
ACCESS AND USE
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
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