Fonds GB 0210 BRA - British Records Association Collection,

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GB 0210 BRA


British Records Association Collection,


  • 1362-1925 / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

3.045 cubic metres (110 boxes, 3 rolls)

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Administrative history

The British Records Association, formed in 1932, succeeded the British Record Society in its role in preserving and sorting documents and distributing them to the appropriate repositories. The main aim and objective is to encourage and assist with the preservation, care, use and publication of historical records.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Deposited by the British Records Association between 1933 and 1977.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Records relating to properties in Wales, mostly from London solicitors' offices, including court rolls and other records of the following manors of the Earl of Ashburnham: Brecknock-Alltmarcham, 1644-1826, Cantercelly, 1658-1810, Killonow, 1644-1826, Cwmdu, 1659-1839, Talgarth Borough, 1631-1826, and Wernfawr, 1644-1826; deeds and documents relating to the Earl of Ashburnham's estates in Breconshire and in Pembrey, Carmarthenshire, [1706]-[1863]; the estates of the Griffith family of Cefnamwlch, Caenarfonshire, 1707-1842; a portion of the Glanusk estate, 1771-1918, in the counties of Brecon and Radnor owned by the Bailey family of Nant-y-glo; the Glandyfi estate, Cardiganshire, [1787]-[1904] including probates of the family of Jeffreys of Shrewsbury and Glandyfi Castle; the Slwch, Breconshire, and Bow, Middlesex, estates of the barons Tredegar, 1757-1913; the families of Tickell of Whitechapel and Cheltenham and Jones of Gwynfryn, Cardiganshire, 1769-1855, relating mainly to properties in Llangollen and Ruabon, Denbighshire, Llanbadarn Fawr and Llangynfelyn, Cardiganshire, and in cos. Middlesex, Surrey, Kent and Cambridge; papers relating to the development of Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, 1790-1921; records relating to the affairs of the Milford Haven Dock & Railway Company, the Milford Dock Company, the Milford Haven Railway & Estate Company Ltd, and the National Provident Institution, London, in its connection with the Milford estate; records of the manor of Nethergorther, Montgomeryshire, 1750-1781; papers relating to the Holyhead Shipbuilding & Trading Company Ltd, 1867-1875; together with a large number of miscellaneous deeds and documents relating mainly to properties in all the Welsh counties and in Shropshire and Herefordshire, 1362-1925.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records deposited at the National Library of Wales have been retained..


Accruals are possible.

System of arrangement

Arranged by year of deposit, and by the BRA parcel number given to each deposit.

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

English, Latin.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

Hard copies of the catalogues (arranged by year of deposit) are available at the National Library of Wales. Further details of the manorial records can be found online on the Manorial Documents Register,

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Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

There are a number of other deposits and donations by the British Records Association held in NLW, including, Bryngwyn (Montgomeryshire) Estate Records (former title, British Records Association, 1966); Tredegar (British Records Association Group); Foley of Ridgeway Estate records; Crewe Read family of Llandinam Hall papers; Gwydir Estate records; a group of papers in the Gogerddan Estate Archive; Lois Sturt papers; NLW Deeds 1281-1282; Stuart Rendel diaries (NLW MSS 23028A; 23029-35B). A court book, 1678-1710, of the manor of Deuddwr, co. Montgomery was transferred to Minor Deposits, 290B. Maps and plans are also held at NLW. Further papers relating to the Voelas and Cefnamwlch, Ashburnham, Glanusk, Gwynfryn, and Tredegar Park Estates, are also held in NLW. Some documents relating to Nantgwyllt in the 1940 deposit were transferred in 1956 from NLW to Major-General R. S. Lewis and subsequently transferred to the Powys Record Office, Llandrindod Wells (R/D/BRA/259). Further papers relating to Voelas and Cefnamwlch estate are in University of Wales Bangor Archives Department and Gwynedd Archives, Caernarfon Record Office. The main Glanusk archive is in Powys Record Office.

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Title supplied from depositor 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

April 2003


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Archivist's note

Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW Project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description : NLW Schedules of British Records Association (1933-1978); WWW British Records Association website (, viewed 8 February 2006; WWW British Records Society website, viewed 8 February 2006; Guide to the Department of Manuscripts and Records. The National Library of Wales (Aberystwyth, 1994)

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  • Text: British Records Association Collection.