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Chirk Castle (Burghill Estate) papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 CHBURGH

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Chirk Castle (Burghill Estate) Papers

Short Title: Chirk Castle (Burghill Estate) papers

Creation date(s): 1768-1782, 1849-1862

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 367 items

Name of creator(s): Burghill estate


Administrative/Biographical history: The Burghill estate in Herefordshire belonged to the Biddulph family of Ledbury. Following the death of Richard Myddleton in 1796, the Chirk Castle estate, Denbighshire, was divided betwen his sisters. Charlotte, whose share of the estate retained the title Chirk Castle, married Robert Biddulph (1761-1814) in 1801. He subsequently assumed the name of Myddleton.


Scope and content/abstract: Deeds (mainly drafts) and estate correspondence, 1849-1862, relating to the Burghill estate, and papers (apparently unrelated to the Chirk Castle estate) of Mary Coats of Crompton Street, St Anne, Westminster, 1768-1782.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Original arrangement in 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 regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available in NLW, Minor lists & summaries 1992, pp. 15-17.

Detailed catalogue


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history: The papers were previously held in the offices of F. & C. Bodenham of Rotherwas, Herefordshire, solicitors. It is possible that Mary Coats, or more likely her relations or descendants, were clients of the same firm.

Immediate source of acquisition: Purchased, 1991.


Related material: The main Chirk Castle archive is National Library of Wales, Chirk Castle Estate Records. Further records are Denbighshire Record Office, DD/CC.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was consulted in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor lists & summaries 1992.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2003; revised May 2005

Deeds | England | Herefordshire

Personal names
Coats , Mary , d. 1781

Corporate names
Burghill Estate (England)

London (England)

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