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Neath Antiquarian Society
Neath Abbey Estate, papers

Reference code(s): NAS D

Held at: Neath Antiquarian Society

Title: Neath Abbey Estate Papers

Short Title: Neath Abbey Estate, papers

Creation date(s): 1571-1947

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 34 items

Name of creator(s): Neath Abbey Estate

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: The Neath Abbey estate was a compact area to the north and west of the town of Neath, in the parish of Cadoxton-juxta-Neath, Glamorgan, which were given for the foundation of Neath Abbey in 1130. After its dissolution in 1539 the lands of the abbey were sold to Sir Richard Williams alias Cromwell. The family however did not occupy the abbey, and it was sold towards the end of the century to Sir John Herbert, who converted the monastic buildings into a manor house. In the absence of a male heir the estate passed to the Doddington family and then to the Hoby family. In 1699 Mrs Hoby died, and her estate was divided between her three daughters. Katherine, who married Griffith Rice of Dinefwr, Carmarthenshire, inherited the bulk of the property, and 2/3 of the minerals, but her sisters Elizabeth (who married Henry Compton) and Ann (who married William Stanley) also had a stake in the estate. In 1946 the estate was sold.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Family settlements 1656-1676; deeds 1571-1890; lists of abbey lands, tenements and tenants n.d., 17th cent. and 1810; sales particulars 1838-1947; plans 1838-1947

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English; some early deeds in Latin

System of arrangement: Arranged as follows: settlements, deeds, schedules of estate lands, sales particulars and plans.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service in County Hall, Swansea and the Neath Mechanics' Institute. A version of this catalogue is also available online.

Detailed catalogue

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Source not recorded.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: More extensive holdings are held at the West Glamorgan Archive Service in Swansea (reference D/D D) and the Carmarthenshire Archive Service (Dynevor Mss)

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Andrew Dulley for the ANW project.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: August 2005


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