- 1846-1933 / (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.581 cubic metres (21 boxes)
Name of creator
The firm of David and David of Cathedral Road, Cardiff, land agents and surveyors, acted as agents for the Ecclesiastical Commissioners for England (ECE), the Commissioners of Church Temporalities in Wales (WCC), and the Representative Body of the Church in Wales (RB). They compiled a number of surveys, reports and valuations of Church property in south Wales and also the adjoining counties of England. They also had a general practice, valuing properties for a considerable number of private, institutional and industrial clients.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
It is not clear how or when the National Library of Wales acquired these records.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Records of Messrs David and David, comprising records of valuations of properties in South Wales and the adjoining counties of England made during the period 1846-1933, including Breconshire, 1872-1912; Carmarthenshire, 1865-1884; Glamorgan, 1846-1926; Monmouthshire, 1867-1933; Gloucestershire, 1875-1880; Herefordshire, 1874-1881; and Somerset, 1876-1885. The records include surveys, reports, valuations, correspondence, notes, plans, valuation schedules, sale notices and copy agreements. Many of the records reflect the industrial and urban development of South Wales and quite a number of the individual valuations are of land subject to compulsory purchase by railway companies and public utilities.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: All records acquired by the National Library of Wales have been retained..
Accruals are not expected.
System of arrangement
The files are arranged by county: Breconshire, Carmarthenshire, Glamorgan, Monmouthshire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Somerset, and within each county in alphabetical order of parish.
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 is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed on-line from: www.library.wales
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title supplied from fonds.
Virtua system control number
Subject access points
- Real property -- Valuation -- Wales -- Monmouthshire.
- Real property -- Valuation -- Wales -- Glamorgan.
- Real property -- Valuation -- Wales -- Breconshire.
- Real property -- Valuation -- England -- Gloucestershire.
- Real property -- Valuation -- England -- Herefordshire.
- Real property -- Valuation -- England -- Somerset.
- Real property -- Valuation -- Wales -- Carmarthenshire.
- Public utilities -- Wales -- Glamorgan.
- Public utilities -- Wales -- Monmouthshire.
- Public utilities -- Wales -- Mountain Ash.
- Monmouthshire (Wales)
- Herefordshire (England)
- Breconshire (Wales)
- Carmarthenshire (Wales)
- Glamorgan (Wales)
- Gloucestershire (England)
- Somerset (England)
- Railroads -- Wales, South
Name access points
- David and David (Firm) (Subject)
Genre access points
Description control area
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
Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW Project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of David & David Valuations.