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.
ACCESS AND USE
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)
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