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Brogyntyn (Longueville) papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 BROLLE

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Brogyntyn (Longueville) Papers

Short Title: Brogyntyn (Longueville) papers

Creation date(s): 1811-1912

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.533 cubic metres (20 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Ormsby-Gore family


Administrative/Biographical history: Brogyntyn, near Oswestry, Shropshire, is a country house and seat of the Ormsby-Gore family, Barons Harlech, and previously the seat of their ancestors, the Lacon, Maurice and Owen families. During the 19th century Brogyntyn was frequently anglicised to Porkington. The Ormsby-Gores had extensive estates in Montgomeryshire, Meirionethshire, Denbighshire and Caernarfonshire, and Shropshire in England, and in Counties Leitrim and Sligo in Ireland. Some of the Welsh property was affected by the construction of the Mawddwy Railway (opened 1865) and Cambrian Railway. Longueville and Co. were the family solicitors.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of the Ormsby-Gore family, 1811-1912, including estate records and family correspondence of Ormsby-Gore, 1840-1912, papers relating to properties in Buckinghamshire, Caernarfonshire, Cornwall, Denbighshire, Kilkenny, Leitrim, Merionethshire, Montgomeryshire and Shropshire; brick kilns at Oswestry, Shropshire, 1811-1882; records relating to the Mawddwy Railway Company, 1866; and material relating to the Cambrian Railway Company, 1870-1882.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged 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 is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is also available online.

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 Messrs Longueville & Co., solicitors, Oswestry, in 1958.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds, and the name of the depositor.

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 Brogyntyn (Longueville) Papers, and Dictionary of Welsh biography down to 1940 (1959).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: October 2003

Brickworks | England | Shropshire
Estate administration | England | Buckinghamshire
Estate administration | England | Cornwall
Estate administration | England | Shropshire
Estate administration | Ireland | Kilkenny
Estate administration | Ireland | Leitrim
Estate administration | Wales | Denbighshire
Estate administration | Wales | Gwynedd
Estate administration | Wales | Monmouthshire
Ormsby-Gore family, | Barons Harlech | Archives
Railway companies | 19th century

Personal names
Ormsby-Gore family , Barons Harlech

Corporate names
Longueville Gittins, Solicitors

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