Sub-sub-fonds Brogyntyn (Longueville) Papers Group 1 - DO NOT USE - amalgamate with main group - Brogyntyn (Longueville) Papers Group 1

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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

20 boxes

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

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.

Archival history

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.

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes


Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue (1958) is available at the National Library of Wales. The amended catalogue is available online, below.

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

See also NLW, Brogyntyn Estate and Family Records and NLW, Brogyntyn Manuscripts.

Related descriptions

Notes area


Title supplied from contents of fonds, and the name of the depositor.

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Description identifier

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

Catalogued 1958, amended October 2003


  • English



Archivist's note

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).

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