Powys County Archives Office

Miscellaneous Collections of Breconshire

Reference code(s): GB 0223 B/X

Held at:

Title: Miscellaneous Collections of Breconshire

Short title: Breconshire, miscellaneous collections

Dates of creation:

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium:

Name of creator(s): Various


Administrative and biographical history:


Scope and content: Deeds, 1576-1961, including Great Sessions or the Council of the Marches, 1660-1722; Builth Poor Law Union statements, 1856-1861, and land tax assessments, 1866-1867; wills, 1546-1891, including of Delahay family of Llanigon, 1674-1713, and Howell family of Nantgwyllt and Llansanffraid Cwmteuddwr, 1670-1692; postcards and photographs, 1897-1986, including of Sennybridge interests, 1897-1958; Brecon and Merthyr Tydfil Junction Railway Acts, 1859-1863; Thomas Jeffery Llewelyn Pritchard archives, 1790-1988; Hilda M. Vaughan archives; Rev. Josiah Jones-Davies of Llywel archives, 1942-1978; E. R. Mathias archives (1885-1962); court leets and presentments for the Manor of Dinas, 1792-1802, and Cantref Selyf, 1792-1796; architects drawings and plans, 1870-1993; St. John the Evangelist (Priory Church) of Brecon churchwardens' accounts, 1782-1808; manuscript copy of Charter of Brecon granted by Philip and Mary, 1554-1555; Mrs. D. Parry of [Ff]yn[no]noer, notebooks, [1909]-[1946]; Borough and County Stores, Free Street account books, 1886-1896; South Wales Sanatorium (later Bronllys Hospital) Formulary, [1920s]-1965; microfilm copies on monumental inscriptions for Brecknock of the 16th and 17th cent. and accounts rolls from Battle Abbey, Sussex, [14th cent]; midwife's register, 1911-1922; Brecon Charities files, [1930s]-[1940s]; Brecon's gas supply ledger, 1880-1912, 1961; tithe apportionment and maps, 1836-1905; Breconshire Constabulary Brynmawr Police Station Archive, 1900, 1902-1919; Mary G. de Winton of Priory Hill House ledger, 1933-1944; David Davies (1793-1861) of Penycrug memoirs, 2004; Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust CD-Rom of digitised images of estate maps (1780-1781) of Lord Camden; records and correspondence of Diocese of St Davids, 1875-1884; Neath & Brecon Railways; 1895-[1947]; Sennybridge and District Singing Festivals, 1933-1975; Salem Congregational Chapel, Sennybridge, 1938-1983, and Central Wales Extension Railway, Llandrindod and Llandovery Section, 1860-1869; minute books of the Friendly Society of Builth, 1848-1856; Cantref Parish Council, 1894-1976 (with gaps); Brecon Independent College Committee, 1868-1869; Cray School Board, 1873-1891, 1975-1988, and Brecon and District Local Savings Committee, 1959-1970; miscellaneous items of Breknockshire's interests, 1736-2004.


Language/script: English, Welsh, French

System of arrangement: Original order maintained

Conditions governing access: No restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws apply. Some of the tithe maps are very badly damaged and are not to be produced. Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust CD-Rom of digitised images cannot be reproduced for publication without the permission of the Centre for Kentish Studies.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Powys County Archives Service.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are expected.

Archival history: Material was received on separate occasions. Apart from personal donations, some are donated by Glamorgan Archives; per Brecknock Museum and Carmarthen Archive Service; purchased by Powys County [Library]; deposited by the National Library of Wales and Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust.


Existence and location of originals: The originals are in the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth; PRO.

Related units of description: See also Salem Congregational Chapel, Sennybridge: registers and ledgers c.1935-81 (B/NC/1/C); Cray SB : 1872-90 (BE/SB/21)


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Powys County Archives Service, Miscellaneous Collections of Breconshire.

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

Date(s) of description: March 2005



Buildings | Wales | Powys | Designs and plans

Builth Poor Law Union | Archives

Charities | Wales | Brecon

Church records and registers | Wales | Powys

Gas distribution | Wales | Brecon

Medicine | Wales | Talgarth | Formulae, receipts, prescription

Midwives | Wales | Brecon

Municipal charters | Wales | Powys

Parishes (Local government) | Wales | Cantref

Police | Wales | Bryn-Mawr (Blaenau Gwent) | Archives

Poor laws | Wales | Powys | Administration

Powys (Wales) | History

Song festivals | Wales | Sennybridge

Personal names

Davies, David, 1793-1861, of Penycrug

De Winton, Mary G., of Priory Hill House, Brecon

Delahay family, of Llanigon

Howell family, of Llansanffraid Cwmteuddwr

Jones-Davies, Josiah

Mathias, E. R., of Builth Wells

Parry, D., Active 1909-1946, of Ffynnonoer

Prichard, T. J. Llewelyn (Thomas Jeffery Llewelyn), 1790-1862

Vaughan, Hilda, 1892-

Corporate names

Battle Abbey

Borough and County Stores (Brecon, Wales)

Brecon Independent College | Committee

Brecon and District Local Savings Committee

Brynmawr Police Station (Bryn-Mawr, Blaenau Gwent, Wales)

Builth Friendly Society

Builth Poor Law Union

Cantref (Wales) | Parish Council

Cantreselyf Manor (Wales)

Central Wales Extension Railway. | Llandrindod and Llandovery Section

Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust

Cray School Board

Dinas Manor (Breconshire, Wales)

England and Wales | Council of Wales and the Marches (Breconshire)

Great Britain | Court of Petty Sessions (Breconshire)

Neath and Brecon Railway Company

Priory of St John the Evangelist (Brecon, Wales)

Salem Congregational Chapel (Sennybridge, Wales)

Sennybridge and District Singing Festivals

South Wales Sanatorium (Talgarth, Wales)








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