Fonds GB 0210 GLAMON - Glamorgan and Monmouthshire Deeds,

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Glamorgan and Monmouthshire Deeds,


  • 1727-1945 / (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

0.149 cubic metres (10 boxes)

Context area

Name of creator

Administrative 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.

Archival history

Some were acquired by Castle Hill Books from Mr Clive Smith.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Purchased from Castle Hill Books (Peter Newman), Kington, Herefordshire, England, 1991. Further records were purchased from Mr Clive Smith, Dunmow, Essex, England, 1992.

Content and structure area

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.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records purchased by the National Library of Wales have been retained..


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged in the following groups: Monmouthshire; Glamorganshire; Monmouthshire and Glamorganshire; Cardiganshire; Merionethshire; Cumberland; Gloucestershire; Lancashire; and miscellaneous.

Conditions of access and use area

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.

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

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.

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Title supplied from contents of fonds

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Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

Rules and/or conventions used

Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.;AACR2; and LCSH


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion

May 2003


  • English



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).

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