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Glamorgan Archives
Lake and Horley solicitors of Cardiff records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 DLAH

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Lake and Horley, solicitors of Cardiff records

Short Title: Lake and Horley solicitors of Cardiff records

Creation date(s): 1744-1969

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.6 cubic metres (5 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Lake and Horley


Administrative/Biographical history: The firm of Lake and Horley were solicitors, based in Cardiff (Glamorgan), active in the 20th century. Their clients included the Vachell estate, Cardiff, and the Nant-y-bar estate in Mynyddislwyn (Monmouthshire), and Llanfihangel-ynys-Afan, Barry, and Llanfabon (Glamorgan). They accumulated papers relating to their clients' interests in the course of their work.


Scope and content/abstract: Miscellaneous records accumulated by Lake and Horley, mainly relating to Glamorgan and Monmouthshire, 1744-1969, with a few deeds relating to property in Brecknockshire, and items relating to Northamptonshire, 1769, Australia, 1920, and Canada, 1908; includes deeds and papers for the Nant-y-bar estate in Llanfihangel-ynys-Afan, Glamorgan, Mynyddislwyn, Monmouthshire, and Llanfabon and Barry, Glamorgan, 1895-1907, and the Vachell estate, Cardiff.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged according to date and type.

Conditions governing access: There is a closure period of thirty years on all records. Records may not be used for litigation without notifying the Glamorgan Archives beforehand. Permission may have to be sought for the depositor.

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply .

Finding aids: A full version of the catalogue can be searched online at


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records which meet the collection policy of the Glamorgan Record Office have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by a private individual at various dates.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The fonds contains earlier records accumulated by the firm in the coruse of its work.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Hayden Burns for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Glamorgan Record Office, Catalogue of records for Lake and Horley, Solicitors, Cardiff.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2004

Deeds | Wales | Barry
Deeds | Wales | Glamorgan
Deeds | Wales | Monmouthshire

Personal names

Corporate names
Lake and Horley
Nant-y-bar Estate (Wales)
Vachell Estate (Wales)

Barry (Wales)
Breconshire (Wales)
Cardiff (Wales)
Glamorgan (Wales)
Llanfabon (Wales)
Llanfihangel-ynys-Afan (Wales)
Monmouthshire (Wales)
Mynyddislwyn (Wales)

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