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National Library of Wales
Wernllwyd estate, records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 WERNLLWYD

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Wernllwyd Estate Records

Short Title: Wernllwyd estate, records

Creation date(s): 1747-1953

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.042 cubic meters (2 boxes, 1 roll)

Name of creator(s): Wernllwyd estate


Administrative/Biographical history: The Downes Evans family lived at Wernllwyd, Welshpool, in the 19th and 20th centuries.


Scope and content/abstract: Deeds, sale catalogues and maps, relating mainly to Wernllwyd, Welshpool, Montgomeryshire, 1747-1923; probate records, 1800-1897; family and estate letters, 1859-1952; memoranda books and diaries, 1823-1921, papers relating to the Shire Horse Society, 1880-1923, and children's chap-books, [19 cent.].


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged by bundles

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

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogues under the former title, Downes Evans Deeds and Papers, is available in NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1982, pp. 13-14 and 1994, p. 21. An online catalogue under the current title can be accessed from


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at NLW have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Mrs J. Downes Evans of Welshpool in April 1981, with a further deposit by Mrs Mary Hall of Laggan, Australia, in April 1993.


Related material: A small collection of photographs are in National Library of Wales, Special Collections.


Note: Formerly Downes Evans Deeds and Papers. Current title supplied from contents of fonds; former title based on name of depositor.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Mair James

Rules or conventions: This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2001

Chapbooks, English
Children's literature
Downes Evans family, | of Wernllwyd, Welshpool | Diaries
Farmers | Wales | Welshpool | Diaries

Personal names
Downes Evans family , of Wernllwyd

Corporate names
Shire Horse Society
Wernllwyd Estate (Wales)


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