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Pembrokeshire Record Office
Lawrenny estate records

Reference code(s): GB 0213 D/LAW

Held at: Pembrokeshire Record Office

Title: Records of the Lawrenny estate

Short Title: Lawrenny estate records

Creation date(s): 1851-1911

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.25 cubic metres (14 boxes, 1 rolled map)

Name of creator(s): Lawrenny estate


Administrative/Biographical history: George Lort-Phillips (1811-1866), M.P. for Pembrokeshire 1860-1866, succeeded to the Lawrenny, Rhosmarket and Nash estates, Pembrokeshire, as remainder-man under the will of Hugh Owen Barlow, M.P. for Pembroke Borough, who died in 1809, upon the termination of the life interest of Sir William Owen Barlow, 8th and last Baronet in 1851. The Lort-Phillips family had originally resided at Ashdale (formerly Dumpledale), Burton, Pembrokeshire. Dumpledale was bought by George Lort-Phillips in the first half of the 19th century and renamed Ashdale in 1845-1850. George's brother was Arthur Lort-Phillips. On the death of George Lort-Phillips without issue, the estate passed to his nephew, John Frederick Lort Phillips, who succeeded to the estate while still a minor. John Frederick Lort-Phillips also died without issue and the estate passed to his great-nephew, Lt Col Patrick Herbert Lort-Phillips.


Scope and content/abstract: Rentals and accounts of the Lawrenny, Nash, Rhosmarket and other estates belonging to the Lort-Phillips family, 1851-1911; correspondence of A. J. Cromar, estate agent, 1902-1912; and plans of Lawrenny Castle by Henry Ashton, architect, 1851-1898.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged by deposit into two groups: Group One: rentals; other estate accounts; correspondence of A. J. Cromar, estate agent, and miscellaneous material (D/LAW); and Group Two: plans of Lawrenny Castle (D/LAW/2).

Conditions governing access: Some items in D/LAW/2 have been withdrawn by the depositor.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at the Pembrokeshire Record Office and the National Register of Archives.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at the Pembrokeshire Record Office have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Mr J. Cooper of Glyn y Mel, Fishguard, in May 1971, and by Mr D. and Mrs V. Lort-Phillips of Knowles Farm, Lawrenny, in July 1975.


Related material: Further papers relating to the Lawrenny estate are Pembrokeshire Record Office, D/LLL and HDX/929; and in National Library of Wales, Morgan Richardson Papers.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Mair James for the HMC/NLW Family and Estates project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Burke's Landed Gentry, ( London, 18th ed, three vols,1965-72), vol I; Jones, Francis, Historic Houses of Pembrokeshire and their Families, (Newport, 1996); Nicholas, Thomas, Annals and Antiquities of the Counties and County families of Wales, (London,2 vols, 1872), vol II.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2 and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: August 2001; minor amendments July 2005

Accounts | Wales | Pembrokeshire
Estate administration | Wales | Pembrokeshire
Lawrenny Castle (Wales) | Designs and plans
Rentals | Wales | Pembrokeshire

Personal names
Ashton , Henry , 1801-1872

Corporate names
Lawrenny Estate (Wales)
Nash Estate (Pembrokeshire, Wales)
Rosemarket Estate (Wales)

Lawrenny (Wales)
Lawrenny Castle (Wales)
Llangwm (Pembrokeshire, Wales)
Rosemarket (Wales)

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