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National Library of Wales
New Radnor Borough, charters

Reference code(s): GB 0210 NEWNOR

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: New Radnor Borough Charters

Short Title: New Radnor Borough, charters

Creation date(s): 1562-1739

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.029 cubic metres (2 rolls)

Name of creator(s): New Radnor Borough


Administrative/Biographical history: The Borough of New Radnor, Radnorshire, which was created as a planned town adjoining an earlier castle, was initially granted charters by several Earls of the March in the 14th century. These charters had been destroyed, however, and in 1562 a new charter of incorporation was granted by the Crown to the Borough of New Radnor and Manor of Radnor Foreign; the town had become the county town for the new county of Radnorshire in the Act of Union (1536). By 1739, the Common Council, originally 25 capital burgesses, had been reduced to such an extent that the main offices of the borough could not be filled, and the remaining seven capital burgesses were granted a new charter of re-incorporation. The Borough was dissolved in 1886, and the town subsequently became part of Radnor Rural District.


Scope and content/abstract: Charter of incorporation of the borough of New Radnor, Radnorshire, 1562, and charter of re-incorporation, 1739.


Language/scripts of material: Latin, 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 regulations apply.

Physical characteristics: The 1562 charter has one membrane missing.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the calendar is available at the National Library of Wales. The calendar is available online.

Detailed catalogue


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by New Radnor Town Trust, 1931.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used to compile this description: National Library of Wales, Calendar of Two Charters Belonging to the New Radnor Town Trust; Howse, W. H., Radnor Old and New (Kington, 1989).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: November 2003

Municipal charters | Wales | New Radnor

Personal names

Corporate names
New Radnor (Wales : Borough)
Radnor Foreign Manor (Wales)

New Radnor (Wales : town)

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