West Glamorgan Archive Service

Strick and Bellingham, Solicitors, Swansea, Records

Reference code(s): GB 0216 DD SB1 and related

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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.


Language/script: English

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.
Detailed catalogue


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



Deeds | Wales | Glamorgan

Shipping | Wales | Swansea

Solicitors | Wales | Swansea

Strick and Bellingham | Records and correspondence

Personal names

Corporate names

Port of Swansea

Strick and Bellingham

Swansea Harbour Trust