Fonds GB 0210 CHBURGH - Chirk Castle (Burghill Estate) Papers,

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Chirk Castle (Burghill Estate) Papers,


  • 1768-1782, 1849-1862 / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

367 items

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Name of creator

Administrative history

The Burghill estate in Herefordshire belonged to the Biddulph family of Ledbury. Following the death of Richard Myddleton in 1796, the Chirk Castle estate, Denbighshire, was divided betwen his sisters. Charlotte, whose share of the estate retained the title Chirk Castle, married Robert Biddulph (1761-1814) in 1801. He subsequently assumed the name of Myddleton.

Archival history

The papers were previously held in the offices of F. & C. Bodenham of Rotherwas, Herefordshire, solicitors. It is possible that Mary Coats, or more likely her relations or descendants, were clients of the same firm.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Purchased, 1991.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Deeds (mainly drafts) and estate correspondence, 1849-1862, relating to the Burghill estate, and papers (apparently unrelated to the Chirk Castle estate) of Mary Coats of Crompton Street, St Anne, Westminster, 1768-1782.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

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


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Original arrangement in bundles.

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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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Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available in NLW, Minor lists & summaries 1992, pp. 15-17.

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Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

The main Chirk Castle archive is National Library of Wales, Chirk Castle Estate Records. Further records are Denbighshire Record Office, DD/CC.

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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


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Dates of creation revision deletion

May 2003; revised May 2005


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was consulted in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor lists & summaries 1992.

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  • Text: Chirk Castle (Burghill Estate) Papers.