West Glamorgan Archive Service

Beaufort Estate papers

Reference code(s): GB 0216 DD Beau

Held at: West Glamorgan Archive Service

Title: Beaufort Estate papers

Short title: Beaufort Estate papers

Dates of creation: 1803-1830

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 2 vols

Name of creator(s): Duke of Beaufort


Administrative and biographical history: The Dukes of Beaufort hold the title of Lord of Gower and Kilvey and still own significant estates in eastern Gower. The estate formerly consisted of lands in the parishes of Bishopston, Ilston, Llandeilo Talybont, Llangyfelach, Llanrhidian, Llansamlet, Loughor, Oystermouth, Penmaen, Pennard and Swansea. In 1837 a special Act of Parliament was passed to enable the Duke of Beaufort to sell a large part of his estate.


Scope and content: Estate maps of the farms and commons belonging to the Duke of Beaufort in Gower, Glamorgan, 1803, 1830.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically

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. A full description of the plans is given in Hilary Thomas, A catalogue of Glamorgan estate maps (Cowbridge and Bridgend, 1992)
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 Beaufort Estate are at the West Glamorgan Archive Service: D/D Z 233/3, D/D Z 371/2; the majority of papers of this estate are at National Library of Wales, Badminton Estate Records.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Andrew Dulley of 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: April 2002



Glamorgan (Wales) | Maps

Personal names

Somerset family, Dukes of Beaufort

Corporate names

Beaufort Estate (Swansea, Wales)