Fonds GB 0210 DAVONS - David and David Valuation Records,

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David and David Valuation Records,


  • 1846-1933 / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.581 cubic metres (21 boxes)

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Biographical history

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.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

It is not clear how or when the National Library of Wales acquired these records.

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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.

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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 at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed on-line from:

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Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Other material reflecting the work of David and David is held in the National Library of Wales among the records of the Welsh Church Commissioners (WCC) and Representative Body of the Church in Wales (RB).

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Title supplied from 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

January 2003


  • English



Archivist's note

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.

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