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Pen-y-bont Hall Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0223 R/D/PEH

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Title: Pen-y-bont Hall Papers

Short title: Pen-y-bont Hall, papers

Dates of creation: 1673-1947

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: Information to be found out

Name of creator(s): Penybont Hall estate


Administrative and biographical history: Penybont Hall, Llanbadarn Fawr, Radnorshire, was built by John Price (1723-1798), banker. He built up a sizeable estate, including the manor of Golon, Abbey Cwm-Hir, purchased in 1790, and other properties in Radnorshire and in Ludlow, Shropshire. He was survived by one daughter, Mary Ann (1793-1876). In 1811, she married John Cheesement Severn (1781-1875), a London-born barrister and onetime MP; he had already bought land in Llanbedr Painscastle and Michaelchurch in Radnorshire in 1808, and would later add other properties in Herefordshire and Radnorshire. They had three daughters and one son, John Percy Severn (1814-1900), who inherited the estate on his father's death in 1875. He was succeeded by his younger sister Emily (1815-1906). The estate then passed to Major-General R. C. Whitehead (1833-1910), son of John Cheesement Severn's half-sister. James Hamer was the agent of the Severn family. He was clerk of Llanbadarnfawr School Board and Council and treasurer of Llanbadarnfawr Parish Council.


Scope and content: Deeds and related papers of the Severn family, Pen-y-bont Hall, Radnorshire, including John Percy Severn and their agent James Hamer, 1673-1947, including letter books, 1906-1922; and account of payments and accounts, 1896-1931.


Language/script: English

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy is available at the Powys County Archives Service.
Detailed catalogue


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected


Related units of description: Related papers are NLW, GB 0210 PENYBONT.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used to compile this description: Powys County Archives Service, Pen-y-bont Hall Papers; Oliver, R. C. B., The Squires of Penybont Hall Radnorshire, 1755-1926 (1971).

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

Date(s) of description: March 2005



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Penybont Hall Estate (Wales) | Archives

Severn family | Archives

Personal names

Hamer, James

Price family, of Penybont Hall

Severn family

Severn, John Percy, 1814-1900

Corporate names

Penybont Hall Estate (Wales)


Llanbadarn Fawr