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Miers Estate, records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 MIERS

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Miers Estate Records

Short Title: Miers Estate, records

Creation date(s): 1735-1882

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 67 items

Name of creator(s): Gnoll and Ynyspenllwch estates


Administrative/Biographical history: The Miers family moved to Wales in the 18th century, settling at Vernon House in the 1760s, and later acquiring the Cadoxton Lodge Estate. The executors of the will of John Miers the younger bought the Ynyspenllwch estate from the widow of Sir Robert Mackworth of Gnoll, Molly Ann Mackworth, formerly Miers. A new house was built to replace the small lodge which had previously stood on the site.


Scope and content/abstract: Deeds and documents relating to the Mackworth family of Gnoll Castle and the Miers family of Ynyspenllwch, Glamorgan, and to properties in Glamorgan and Somerset, 1735-1882.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically

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 catalogue is available at NLW. An online catalogue 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 Messrs Clarke Square & Co., Picadilly, London in 1955.


Related material: Further papers relating to the Gnoll estate are West Glamorgan Archive Service D/DGn and NLW, Douglas H. Jones Papers and Glen A. Taylor papers. Further papers relating to the Ynyspenllwch estate are West Glamorgan Archive Service D/D Yp.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Mair James.
The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Schedule of Ynyspenllwch Estate Papers; Thomas, Nicholas, Annals and antiquitites of the counti es and county families of Wales , (London, 1872); Debrett's peerage , (London, 1877).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: November 2002


Personal names
Mackworth family , of Gnoll Castle
Miers family , of Ynyspenllwch

Corporate names
Gnoll Estate (Wales)
Ynyspenllwch Estate (Wales)


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