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Pembrokeshire Record Office
Hean Castle papers

Reference code(s): GB 0213 D/MER

Held at: Pembrokeshire Record Office

Title: Hean Castle Papers

Short Title: Hean Castle papers

Creation date(s): 1764-1971

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.057 cubic metres (4 boxes, 4 vols.)

Name of creator(s): Hean Castle estate


Administrative/Biographical history: Hean Castle, Saundersfoot, Pembrokeshire, had been owned by the Wogan family, the property descending finally on Thomas Stokes, who sold the property to his brother-in-law Edward Wilson. The estate was purchased in the 1860s by a London solicitor, C. R. Vickerman. Following his death, the estate was sold to Sir William Thomas Lewis, Baron Merthyr (created baron 1911) in 1899. The estate descended in the male line, the current occupier being Sir Trevor Oswin Lewis (b. 1935), who disclaimed his peerage in 1977. He also holds Churchton house, Saundersfoot.


Scope and content/abstract: Hean Castle estate papers, 1764-1971; and papers relating to the Saundersfoot Railway and Harbour Company, 1829-1857.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: a copy of standing orders; 'A short Guide to the Parish Church of St Issells Saundersfoot'; estate papers; and Saundersfoot Railway and Harbour Company.

Conditions governing access: Some items have been temporarily withdrawn

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

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


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: Almost all the papers came from Hean Castle; some came from Churchton. Some were held at the Pembrokeshire County Museum until April 1973.

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Lady Merthyr of Churchton, Saundersfoot, in October 1970, and by Lord and Lady Merthyr of the same, in April 1973.


Related material: Further papers relating to the Barons Merthyr are National Library of Wales, Lord Merthyr Papers and NLW MS 2952.


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: Jones, Francis, Historic Houses of Pembrokeshire and their Families, (Newport, 1996); Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (London, 1990).

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

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

Estate administration | Wales | Hean Castle
Saundersfoot Railway and Harbour Company | Archives

Personal names
Merthyr of Senghenydd , William Thomas Lewis , 1837-1914 , Baron

Corporate names
Hean Castle Estate (Wales)
Saundersfoot Railway and Harbour Company

Churchton (Wales)
Hean Castle (Wales)
Saundersfoot (Wales)

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