Brogyntyn (Longueville) Papers Group 1 - DO NOT USE - amalgamate with main group
Brogyntyn (Longueville) Papers Group 1
- 1706-1939 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
Name of creator
Brogyntyn, near Oswestry, Shropshire, is a country house and seat of the Ormsby-Gore family, Barons Harlech, and previously the seat of their ancestors, the Lacon, Maurice and Owen families. During the 19th century Brogyntyn was frequently anglicised to Porkington. The Ormsby-Gores had extensive estates in Montgomeryshire, Meirionethshire, Denbighshire and Caernarfonshire, and Shropshire in England, and in Counties Leitrim and Sligo in Ireland. Some of the Welsh property was affected by the construction of the Mawddwy Railway (opened 1865) and Cambrian Railway. Longueville and Co. were the family solicitors.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Deposited by Messrs Longueville & Co., solicitors, Oswestry, in 1958.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Papers of the Ormsby-Gore family, 1730-1913, including estate records and family correspondence of Ormsby-Gore, 1840-1912, papers relating to properties in Caernarfonshire, Denbighshire, Kilkenny, Leitrim, Merionethshire, Montgomeryshire and Shropshire; brick kilns at Oswestry, Shropshire, 1811-1882; and material relating to the Cambrian Railway Company, 1870-1882.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
All records have been retained..
Accruals are not expected.
System of arrangement
Arranged in numerical order of file.
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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Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
A hard copy of the catalogue (1958) is available at the National Library of Wales. The amended catalogue is available online, below.
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Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title supplied from contents of fonds, and the name of the depositor.
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Description control area
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
Catalogued 1958, amended October 2003
Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of Brogyntyn (Longueville) Papers, and Dictionary of Welsh biography down to 1940 (1959).