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Estate map of Deuddwr, Montgomeryshire
Reference code(s): GB 0223 M/X/129
Title: Estate map of Deuddwr, Montgomeryshire
Short title: Deuddwr, Montgomeryshire, estate map
Dates of creation: 1748
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: (1 map)
Name of creator(s): John Rocque, surveyor and engraver; Newport estate
Administrative and biographical history: The Newport Estate was owned by the Earls of Bradford, who in addition to administering large estates in Shropshire and Staffordshire were Lords of the Manor of Deuddwr, Montgomeryshire. In 1734 Henry Newport, the third Earl, died leaving his estates to John Harrison, reputedly his son by his mistress Anne Smyth. Despite litigation, John assumed the name Newport and came into Lord Bradford's estates in 1747 at the age of 26. John Rocque's 1748 map of Deuddwr was probably drawn up to mark the occasion. John Rocque (d. 1762) was a prominent surveyor and engraver. He published maps and plans of gardens and estates, large scale plans of English and Irish cities and large scale maps of the English counties.
Scope and content: Hand drawn and coloured manuscript map of Deuddwr, Montgomeryshire, 1748, measuring 2940mm by 3570mm.
ACCESS AND USE
Conditions governing access: No restrictions
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply
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 not expected
Immediate source of acquisition: Purchased with the assistance of the Resource/V&A Purchase Grant Fund from Blackwells Rare Books, 2002.
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds
Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Powys County Archives Service, Estate map of Deuddwr, Montgomeryshire, catalogue; MapForum website (www.mapforum.com), viewed 23 March 2005.
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of description: March 2005