Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Yale and Hardcastle Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XD/35

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Title: Yale and Hardcastle Papers

Short title: Yale and Hardcastle papers

Dates of creation: 1806-1966

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: Information to be supplied

Name of creator(s): Yale & Hardcastle, surveyors


Administrative and biographical history: Yale and Hardcastle, chartered surveyors, were based in Caernarfon. From the late 19th century they acted as agents for many estates, and the Crown lands, in North Wales. The firm accumulated papers relating to lands in Caernarfonshire, including the Coed Helen, Llanberis, Glynllifon and Bodvan estates.


Scope and content: Records of Yale and Hardcastle, 1806-1966, including sale catalogues, 1875-1957; papers relating to the sale of property, 1893-1928; valuations, 1894-1960; records relating to the leasing, letting and sale of property in Caernarfonshire, 1866-1948; records relating to the repairs and alterations to property, 1888-1953; rates and tenancy agreements, 1923-1935; records relating to disputes over land, 1904-1945; records relating to work carried out at military establishments, 1913-1920; specifications and tenders, 1842-1927; correspondence and related records, 1906-1966; Caernarfonshire tithe redemption records, 1912-1943; papers relating to the Llanberis estate, 1919-1943; papers relating to the Coed Helen estate, 1914-1962; Glynllifon and Bodvan estates, 1948-1961; papers relating to Mount Hazel, Llandwrog, 1944-1957; records relating to the Morfa Dinas Dinlle Allottment Award, 1806-1961; records relating to the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company Ltd, 1912-1926; records relating to mines and quarries, 1872-1951; court cases, 1904-1938; general and survey notebooks, 1904-1941; financial records, 1921-1954; miscellaneous, 1825-1951; maps and plans, 1863-1944.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Sale catalogues; Papers relating to sale of property; Valuations; Bundles and files of miscellaneous papers; Tithe redemption; Estates and land; Morfa Dinlle; The Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company Ltd; Mines and quarries; Court cases; General and survey notebooks; Accounts; Miscellaneous; Maps and plans; Photographs.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Caernarfon Record Office, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Caernarfon Record Office have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected


Related units of description: Further Yale and Hardcastle records are Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Record Office, Yale and Hardcastle Collection of Anglesey Papers, WDAE and Archifdy Meirionnydd Archives, Papurau Yale & Hardcastle Papers, Z/DCA.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Papurau Yale and Hardcastle/ Yale and Hardcastle Papers, catalogue.

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

Date(s) of description: September 2004



Caernarvonshire (Wales) | Maps

Estate administration | Wales | Gwynedd

Mineral industries | Wales | Gwynedd | Records and correspondence

Tithes | Wales | Gwynedd

Yale and Hardcastle | Records and correspondence

Personal names

Corporate names

Bodvan Estate (Wales)

Coed Helen Estate (Wales)

Glynllifon Estate (Wales)

Llanberis Estate (Wales)

Yale and Hardcastle