Powys County Archives Office
Miscellaneous Collections of Breconshire
Reference code(s): GB 0223 B/X
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, -; 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-; 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.
ACCESS AND USE
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.
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