Reference code(s): GB 0210 GLAMON
Held at: National Library of Wales
Title: Glamorgan and Monmouthshire Deeds
Short title: Glamorgan and Monmouthshire deeds
Dates of creation: 1727-1945
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 0.149 cubic metres (10 boxes)
Name of creator(s): Bythway and Son, solicitors; Castle Hill Books
Administrative and biographical history: Bythway and Son were a firm of solicitors at Pontypool, Monmouthshire, who accumulated a collection of deeds and other documents, relating mainly to Monmouthshire and Glamorganshire.
Scope and content: Deeds and documents, 1727-1940, of the clients of Bythway and Son, relating mainly to properties in the counties of Monmouthshire, 1727-1940, and Glamorgan, 1823-1937; material relating to properties in Merionethshire, 1876; and Cardiganshire, 1847-1876; and deeds relating to properties in Cumberland, 1850; Gloucestershire, 1840; Lancashire, 1880-1945; and miscellaneous papers, 1831-1918.
System of arrangement: Arranged in the following groups: Monmouthshire; Glamorganshire; Monmouthshire and Glamorganshire; Cardiganshire; Merionethshire; Cumberland; Gloucestershire; Lancashire; and miscellaneous.
Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.
Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Minor Lists and Summaries 1992, pp. 34-35, 1993, pp. 21-22, at the National Library of Wales. The catalogues are available online.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records purchased by the National Library of Wales have been retained.
Accruals: Accruals are not expected
Archival history: Some were acquired by Castle Hill Books from Mr Clive Smith.
Immediate source of acquisition: Purchased from Castle Hill Books (Peter Newman), Kington, Herefordshire, England, 1991. Further records were purchased from Mr Clive Smith, Dunmow, Essex, England, 1992.
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds
Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries 1992, 1993; Richards, Melville, Welsh Administrative and Territorial Units, (Cardiff, 1969).
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2 and LCSH.
Date(s) of description: May 2003