Fonds GB 0210 SWEALL - Sweeney Hall Estate Records,

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Sweeney Hall Estate Records,


  • 1563-1876 / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.286 cubic metres (10 boxes, 10 volumes)

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

The Sweeney Hall estate is located in Oswestry, Shropshire.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Deposited by B. E. Parker Leighton of Sweeney Hall in October 1932. Further deposits were made in 1934 and 1949.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Estate and family records of Baker and Browne of Sweeney Hall, Oswestry, Leighton of Loton Park, Shropshire, Parker of Whitehouse, Worcestershire, and Charlton of Ludford, Herefordshire, including title deeds, 1563-1854, a volume of important papers relating to Major-General Thomas Mytton (1608-56), who served the Parliamentary cause in north Wales during the civil war; papers of Edward Lloyd of Llanforda, [c. 1660]-1681; account books of the estates of the Charlton family of Park, Shropshire, 18 cent., letter-books of Sir Henry Watkin Williams-Wynn (1783-1856), British Ambassador to Denmark, 1831-1851, and a bundle of papers and notebooks relating to the estate of Miss Fanny Williams-Wynn who died in 1857.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records deposited at NLW have been retained..


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

The 1932 deposit has been arranged into two groups: manuscript volumes and deeds and documents.

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 laws apply.

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

Hard copies of the catalogue of the 1932 group are available at NLW and HMC. The remainder remains uncatalogued.

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Further records are held by the Shropshire Records and Research Centre.

Related descriptions

Publication note

Owens, B. G., 'Deposited collections, 22. Sweeney Hall manuscripts and documents', National Library of Wales Journal, vol. VI (1950-51), pp. 299-300.

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Title supplied from contents of fonds.

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Rules and/or conventions used

This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion

October 2001.


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Stephen Benham.

Archivist's note

The following source was used in the compilation of this record: Owens, B. G., 'Deposited collections, 22. Sweeney Hall manuscripts and documents', National Library of Wales Journal, vol. VI (1950-51);

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