West Glamorgan Archive Service

Whitworth Estate

Reference code(s): GB 0216 DD WME

Held at: West Glamorgan Archive Service

Title: Whitworth Estate

Short title: Whitworth Estate

Dates of creation: 1728-1951

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 163 items

Name of creator(s): Whitworth family


Administrative and biographical history: The Whitworth family were Northampton gentry involved in the exploitation of the South Wales coalfield who acquired land in a number of parishes east and south of Neath, including Baglan, Eglwysilan, Glyncorrwg, Llangeinior, Llangynwyd, Llantwit-juxta-Neath and Michaelston-super-Avon. The Whitworth Mineral Estate Company was incorporated in 1890 to trade in coal, coke and minerals. In 1905, Whitworth Collieries Ltd was incorporated as colliery proprietor for the Whitworth estate.


Scope and content: Land, cottage and mineral leases, 1728-1951, relating to lands south and east of Neath, Glamorgan, title deeds, marriage settlements, wills , mortgages, and records relating to Glyncorrwg church.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Memorandum of association, leases (by parish and then by property), records relating to Glyncorrwg church, marriage settlements, wills, mortgages, shares, miscellaneous, printed items, notes on collieries

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: Some related plans are at the West Glamorgan Archive Service, reference D/D Xra.


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, Schedule of Whitworth Estate.

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

Date(s) of description: April 2002



Building leases | Wales | Glamorgan

Church records and registers | Wales | Glamorgan

Mining leases | Wales | Glamorgan

Whitworth Estate of Glamorgan | Records and correspondence

Personal names

Whitworth family, of Northampton

Corporate names

St John the Baptist Church (Glyncorrwg, Wales)