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David and David Valuation Records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 DAVONS

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: David and David Valuation Records

Short Title: David and David Valuation Records

Creation date(s): 1846-1933

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.581 cubic metres (21 boxes)

Name of creator(s): David and David of Cardiff, land agents


Administrative/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.


Scope and content/abstract: 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.


Language/scripts of material: English

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 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.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed on-line from:

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records acquired by the National Library of Wales have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

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


Related material: 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).


Note: Title supplied from fonds.

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.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2003

David and David (Firm) | Archives
Public utilities | Wales | Glamorgan
Public utilities | Wales | Monmouthshire
Public utilities | Wales | Mountain Ash
Railways | Wales, South
Real property | Valuation | England | Gloucestershire
Real property | Valuation | England | Herefordshire
Real property | Valuation | England | Somerset
Real property | Valuation | Wales | Breconshire
Real property | Valuation | Wales | Carmarthenshire
Real property | Valuation | Wales | Glamorgan
Real property | Valuation | Wales | Monmouthshire

Personal names

Corporate names
David and David (Firm)

Breconshire (Wales)
Carmarthenshire (Wales)
Glamorgan (Wales)
Gloucestershire (England)
Herefordshire (England)
Monmouthshire (Wales)
Somerset (England)

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