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Neath Antiquarian Society
Earl of Pembroke Estate, papers

Reference code(s): NAS Pem

Held at: Neath Antiquarian Society

Title: Earl of Pembroke Estate Papers

Short Title: Earl of Pembroke Estate, papers

Creation date(s): 1479-1701

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 11 items

Name of creator(s): Earl of Pembroke Estate


Administrative/Biographical history: The Earls of Pembroke and Montgomery (Herbert family) owned large areas of land in Glamorgan, including the Marcher Lordship of Gower and Kilvey, and the Borough and manor of Swansea. William Herbert was created 1st Earl of Pembroke and 1st Baron of Cardiff in 1551, and was also awarded the Lordship of Glamorgan by the Crown. At some point in the 18th c. , large portions of the Pembroke estates in the Neath area were sold to the Gnoll estate


Scope and content/abstract: Deeds, 1479-1701; Manor of Tir Iarll: accounts, 1585


Language/scripts of material: English and Latin

System of arrangement: Arranged into deeds and accounts

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


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Source not recorded.



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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