- 1323-1870 / (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.453 cubic metres (17 boxes)
Name of creator
Colonel Sir John Conway Lloyd (1878-1954) of Dinas, Brecon, was educated at Eton and Oxford. He married in 1903 and had three sons and two daughters. He was an active public figure in Breconshire, and a J.P., a member of Brecon Town Council, and a member of the County Council, which he represented on various public bodies including the courts of the National Museum and the universities of Cardiff and Aberystwyth. He was made sheriff of Breconshire in 1906, and knighted in 1938. He inherited the papers of his uncle, John Lloyd (1833-1915), including a large group of documents relating to the history of the South Wales ironworks. John Lloyd, political reformer and antiquary, was educated at Bridgnorth and Oxford. He married in 1865, and became a J.P. in the same year. In 1877 he was called to the Bar, and moved to London. He was a supporter of various causes, including the establishment of the London County Council, of which he became a member, and the removal of turnpike gates in his home county. He acquired numerous historical documents through his involvement in disputes concerning manorial rights. In addition, he rescued papers pertaining to the South Wales ironmasters from the office of the Brecon solicitor, Henry Maybery. His most notable works are Historical memoranda of Breconshire (1903, 1904), The Great Forest of Brecknock (1905), and The early history of the Old South Wales ironworks (1906).
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Deposited by Colonel Sir John C. Lloyd, Brecon, in 1938.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Documents collected by Col. Sir John Conway Lloyd, including over a thousand deeds, 1323-1870, relating to properties in the counties of Brecon, Glamorgan, Hereford, Monmouth, Radnor, Cardigan, Carmarthen, Gloucester, and London; together with various documents, including letters and papers relating to the Lloyd family and other estates. In addition, the archive consists of deeds and documents, 1588-1864, mainly of industrial interest accumulated by John Lloyd (1833-1915), pertaining to the New Weare ironworks, Goodrich, Hereford; the Hirwaun ironworks; the Beaufort Iron Company, the Clydach ironworks; the Dowlais Iron Company; and the Bute Works. A substantial group of Dinas Estate records has been transferred to the Maybery Collection.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: All records have been retained..
Accruals are not expected.
System of arrangement
The John Lloyd papers which have been catalogued are listed in chronological order.
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.
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
A hard copy of the catalogue John Lloyd Collection. Volume I. Records of industrial interest, is available at the National Library of Wales. However, most of the archive remains uncatalogued.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Lloyd, John, The Early History of the Old South Wales Ironworks.
Title supplied from name of collector.
Virtua system control number
Subject access points
Name access points
- Dowlais Iron Company. (Subject)
- Bute Iron Co. (Subject)
- Beaufort Iron Works. (Subject)
- New Weare Ironworks. (Subject)
- Clydach Iron Company. (Subject)
- Hirwaun Ironworks. (Subject)
- Lloyd, John, 1833-1915 (Subject)
- Lloyd family, (of Dinas) (Subject)
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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
Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of John Lloyd Collection of Industrial Records, vol. I; NLW Annual Report 1937-38; Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940 (London, 1959); Dictionary of Welsh Biography, 1941-1970 (London, 2001); Jones, Theophilus, A history of the county of Brecknock, vol. IV (1930).