Fonds GB 0210 NLWDEEDS - NLW Deeds

Identity area

Reference code



NLW Deeds


  • [c. 1250]-1976 (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

0.874 cubic metres (31 boxes, 2 rolls, 2 parcel, 1 roll without a box, 1 loose document).

Context area

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Content and structure area

Scope and content

This is a series of deeds and documents of all kinds, currently running from number 1 to 1961, which have come to the Library singly or in groups too small to be treated as archives or collections. Less than 1 per cent of the Department's holdings of deeds and documents is comprised in NLW Deeds; the remainder will be found among archives or collections. Nevertheless, NLW Deeds includes some valuable documents. Several series which had existed in parallel with NLW Deeds were closed in 1981: NLW Wills, NLW Manorial, NLW Miscellaneous Records and a series known as 'Miscellaneous Documents' which had been arranged by county. The first two series have now been subsumed in NLW Deeds.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


Accruals will continue to be added.

System of arrangement

Arranged in several series of miscellaneous individual deeds (A-D) in numerical order with gaps; related deeds have been extracted and grouped in series where possible. Group E was added later, comprising some of the deeds previously missing from groups A-D.

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions noted on the 'Modern papers - data protection' form issued with their Readers' Tickets.

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Language of material

  • English
  • Latin

Script of material

Language and script notes

English, Latin.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

The primary finding aid for NLW Deeds 1-1241, comprising NLW Deeds, NLW Wills and NLW Manorial received before July 1981, is an unindexed manuscript register available in the NLW reading room. To be described below are: NLW deeds 1-390, 495-533, 894-8, 903-4, 952, 1242-1759, 1790-1895, 1905-1917, 1932-1962. The remainder are currently uncatalogued.

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Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Some NLW deeds are related to other collections of estate records or family archives. The relationship has been noted at the appropriate level of description.

Notes area


Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Alternative identifier(s)

Virtua system control number


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Description identifier

Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

Rules and/or conventions used

Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion

August 2006.


  • English



The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Guide to the Department of Manuscripts and Records (Aberystwyth, 1994).

Archivist's note

Compiled by J. Graham Jones for the ANW project.

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