West Glamorgan Archive Service
Strick and Bellingham, Solicitors, Swansea, Records
Reference code(s): GB 0216 DD SB1 and related
Title: Strick and Bellingham, Solicitors, Swansea, Records
Short title: Strick and Bellingham, Solicitors, Swansea, records
Dates of creation: 1799-1982
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 5.4 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Strick and Bellingham, solicitors
Administrative and biographical history: Strick and Bellingham are a firm of solicitors based in Swansea. From the 19th century they have dealt with lands in Glamorgan including the Ynystawe estate and the Cilybebyll estate as well as organisations including the Swansea Harbour Trust.
Scope and content: Records of Strick and Bellingham, 1799-1982, including letter books, 1929-1947; telegram books, 1915-1939; general ledgers, 1910-1956; bill books, 1892-1947; estate sale catalogues, 1885-1952; wills, letters of administration and grants of probate, 1828-1979; license books, 1877-1982; estate letter books, 1896-1943; shipping records, [1850s]-1979, including Port of Swansea registers of protests of ships' masters before public notary, 1936-1979; Swansea Harbour Trust records, 1920-1924; dock plans, c.1860-1934; Swansea Hotel Co. records, 1896-1936; plans of the South Wales Coalfield, 1908-1910; Neath Abbey estate plan, 1799; deeds relating to Northampton Place, Swansea, 1853-1905; Harlech Television Ltd records, 1967-1968; deeds relating to land in Glamorgan, 1802-1848; maps and plans, 1870-c.1950; miscellaneous business records, 1876-1970.
ACCESS AND USE
System of arrangement: Arranged into eight groups: Group one consists general business records and estate sale catalogues; Group two consists of shipping records; Group three consists of records of businesses and plans; Group four consists of Neath Abbey estate plan; Group five consists of Northampton Place deeds, business records and plans; Group six consists of industrial maps and plans; Group seven consists of business records; Group eight consists of deeds relating to lands in Glamorgan.
Conditions governing access: No restrictions
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.
Finding aids: A hard copy is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service and the National Register of Archives.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at West Glamorgan Archive Service have been retained.
Accruals: Accruals are possible
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 records collected by Strick and Bellingham are West Glamorgan Archive Service, DD/ SB 3-5,9, 12-16,18,19, 22-30
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds
Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Strick and Bellingham, Swansea, catalogues; Collis, Kim, The West Glamorgan Archive Service, A Guide to the Collections (Swansea, 1998).
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of description: July 2005