Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Pooley Hall, Warwickshire, Estate Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XD/32B

Held at: Caernarfon Record Office

Title: Pooley Hall, Warwickshire, Estate Papers

Short title: Pooley Hall, Warwickshire, estate papers

Dates of creation: 1832-1927

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.04 cubic metres (3 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Pooley Hall estate, Warwickshire


Administrative and biographical history: The manor of Pooley Hall, Warwickshire, was brought into the Wynne family by the Hon. Charles Finch who married Jane Wynne of Voelas in 1778. He had inherited Pooley from his godfather, Charles Jennens of Gopsall Hall, Leicestershire in 1773. In 1847 the sinking of Pooley colliery began and was completed in 1849, the drawing of coal beginning in 1850. The mine was situated 400 yards from Polesworth station on the LNWR line from London to Crewe, and also being close to the Coventry Canal which crossed the Pooley estate.


Scope and content: Pooley Hall estate correspondence, 1847-1910; Pooley Hall Colliery correspondence, 1832-1920; accounts of Pooley Hall estate and colliery, 1874-1902; and miscellaneous papers relating to Pooley Hall estate and colliery, 1875-1927.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically into: Pooley Hall estate correspondence; Pooley Hall Colliery correspondence; accounts of Pooley Hall estate and colliery; miscellaneous papers re Pooley Hall estate; and miscellaneous papers re Pooley Hall colliery.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Caernarfon Record Office, National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives. The catalogue is available online.
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Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Caernarfon Record Office have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: Most of the archive had been arranged into bundles prior to their transfer to Caernarfon Record Office. Where possible, this arrangement has been retained.


Related units of description: Further papers relating to the Pooley Hall are National Library of Wales, Voelas and Cefnamlwch Estate Papers, and Warwickshire County Record Office, CR 759.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Mair James for the HMC/NLW Family and Estates project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Catalogue of Pooley Hall, Warwickshire, estate Papers.

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

Date(s) of description: March 2002



Coal mines and mining | England | Warwickshire

Estate administration | England | Warwickshire

Personal names

Wynne family, of Voelas and Cefnamwlch

Corporate names

Pooley Hall Manor (England)


Pooley Hall Colliery