West Glamorgan Archive Service

Industry Deeds

Reference code(s): GB 0216 DD YISC

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Title: Industry Deeds

Short title: Industry, deeds

Dates of creation: 1837-1883

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 1.8 linear metres

Name of creator(s): Yniscedwyn Iron, Steel and Coal Company, Ltd.


Administrative and biographical history: The documents listed below relate to the various companies which during the period 1837 to 1883 held the Ynys-Cedwyn Ironworks, and progressively worked ironstone and coal deposits in the area to the north and east of Ystradgynlais. There had been an iron furnace at Ynys-Cedwyn possibly since since the 17th century. It was leased in 1837 to George Crane, and subsequently developed by Sir Charles Price and Joseph Marryat, under the name of the Yniscedwyn Iron Company. In 1864, the company was floated on the Stock Exchange. It went into voluntary liquidation in 1869. A new company was formed in 1870, the Yniscedwyn Iron, Steel and Coal Company Ltd., which later found itself in financial difficulties, and was wound up in 1877 after an action in Chancery. Its successor was the Ynys-Cedwyn Company Ltd. It went into liquidation in 1881. There are leases, assignments and mortgages of the ironworks, adjacent properties, and minerals (iron and coal mines), largely in the parish of Ystradgynlais, but with some properties in adjacent Llangiwg parish; also copies of wills and certificates; copy resolutions of the company directors, and correspondence.


Scope and content: Deeds and documents relating to leasehold premises belonging to the Yniscedwyn Iron, Steel and Coal Company, Ltd., 1837-1883, including deeds and leases of ironworks and minerals, 1837-1886; copies of wills and certificates, 1846-1866; company documents: resolutions and orders, 1864-1881.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Deeds and leases of ironworks and minerals, copies of wills and certificates, company documents: resolutions and orders.

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.
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Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at West Glamorgan Archive Service have been retained.

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 are held at the West Glamorgan Archive Service, Ynys-Cedwyn Estate papers D/D Yc.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Industry Deeds, catalogue.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of description: December 2005



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