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National Library of Wales
Lloyd, John, Dinas, collection

Reference code(s): GB 0210 JOHLLOY

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: John Lloyd, Dinas, Collection

Short Title: Lloyd, John, Dinas, collection

Creation date(s): 1323-1870

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.453 cubic metres (17 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Colonel Sir John Conway Lloyd; John Lloyd.


Administrative/Biographical history: Colonel Sir John Conway Lloyd (1878-1954) of Dinas, Brecon, was educated at Eton and Oxford. He married in 1903 and had three sons and two daughters. He was an active public figure in Breconshire, and a J.P., a member of Brecon Town Council, and a member of the County Council, which he represented on various public bodies including the courts of the National Museum and the universities of Cardiff and Aberystwyth. He was made sheriff of Breconshire in 1906, and knighted in 1938. He inherited the papers of his uncle, John Lloyd (1833-1915), including a large group of documents relating to the history of the South Wales ironworks. John Lloyd, political reformer and antiquary, was educated at Bridgnorth and Oxford. He married in 1865, and became a J.P. in the same year. In 1877 he was called to the Bar, and moved to London. He was a supporter of various causes, including the establishment of the London County Council, of which he became a member, and the removal of turnpike gates in his home county. He acquired numerous historical documents through his involvement in disputes concerning manorial rights. In addition, he rescued papers pertaining to the South Wales ironmasters from the office of the Brecon solicitor, Henry Maybery. His most notable works are Historical memoranda of Breconshire (1903, 1904), The Great Forest of Brecknock (1905), and The early history of the Old South Wales ironworks (1906).


Scope and content/abstract: Documents collected by Col. Sir John Conway Lloyd, including over a thousand deeds, 1323-1870, relating to properties in the counties of Brecon, Glamorgan, Hereford, Monmouth, Radnor, Cardigan, Carmarthen, Gloucester, and London; together with various documents, including letters and papers relating to the Lloyd family and other estates. In addition, the archive consists of deeds and documents, 1588-1864, mainly of industrial interest accumulated by John Lloyd (1833-1915), pertaining to the New Weare ironworks, Goodrich, Hereford; the Hirwaun ironworks; the Beaufort Iron Company, the Clydach ironworks; the Dowlais Iron Company; and the Bute Works. A substantial group of Dinas Estate records has been transferred to the Maybery Collection.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: The John Lloyd papers which have been catalogued are listed in chronological order.

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 John Lloyd Collection. Volume I. Records of industrial interest, is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online. However, most of the archive remains uncatalogued.

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Colonel Sir John C. Lloyd, Brecon, in 1938.


Related material: Further papers are NLW, Maybery Collection.

Publication note: Lloyd, John, The Early History of the Old South Wales Ironworks.


Note: Title supplied from name of collector.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of John Lloyd Collection of Industrial Records, vol. I; NLW Annual Report 1937-38; Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940 (London, 1959); Dictionary of Welsh Biography, 1941-1970 (London, 2001); Jones, Theophilus, A history of the county of Brecknock, vol. IV (1930).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: March 2003

Deeds | England | Gloucestershire
Deeds | England | Herefordshire
Deeds | England | London
Deeds | Wales | Breconshire
Deeds | Wales | Carmarthenshire
Deeds | Wales | Ceredigion
Deeds | Wales | Glamorgan
Deeds | Wales | Monmouthshire
Deeds | Wales | Radnorshire

Personal names
Lloyd , John , 1833-1915
Lloyd , John Conway , 1878-1954 , Sir
Lloyd family , of Dinas

Corporate names
Beaufort Iron Works
Bute Iron Co.
Clydach Iron Company
Dowlais Iron Company
Hirwaun Ironworks
New Weare Ironworks


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