Reference code(s): GB 0214 DWLS
Held at: Glamorgan Archives
Title: Welsh Land Settlement Society Ltd collection
Short Title: Welsh Land Settlement Society Ltd, collection
Creation date(s): 1714-1960
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 0.050 cubic metres (3 boxes)
Name of creator(s): Welsh Land Settlement Society Limited
Administrative/Biographical history: The Welsh Land Settlement Society Limited was established in 1936, with the aim of providing employment for men from high unemployment areas. It was an agency of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. The Society set up 'Welsh Land Settlements', throughout the Principality, purchasing land for the purpose. These labour-intensive farms were situated in the Vale of Glamorgan, at Boverton Castle Farm, Trebeferad (Boverton) and Fferm Goch, near Llangan; Llanfair Discoed, Caerwent, Monmouthshire; Leechpool Smallholdings Settlement near Portskewett, Monmouthshire; Rosemarket Holdings, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Vaynor Farm, Narbeth, Pembrokeshire, and Sealand, Flintshire. After the Second World War, the farms proved unable to meet early market requirements, and the company's land and other interests were transferred to the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries.
Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Welsh Land Settlement, 1714-1960, comprising: papers relating to Boverton Castle estate, 1826, 1936-1960; papers relating to Boverton Castle Farm Settlement, 1936-1952; papers relating to Fferm Goch Settlement, Llangan, 1954; papers relating to Llanfair Castle Farm Settlement, Caerwent, 1938, 1948; papers relating to Leechpool Smallholdings Settlement, [c. 1936]-1937; papers relating to Sealand Farm Settlement, Flintshire, [c. 1936]-1949; papers relating to Rosemarket Holdings, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, [c. 1938]; papers relating to Vaynor Farm, Narbeth, Pembrokeshire, 1938; and Boverton Estate deeds, 1714-1871, 1928.
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement: Arranged according to type and year.
Conditions governing access: No restrictions
Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.
Physical characteristics: Good to fair condition. Includes plans and photographs.
Finding aids: A full version of the catalogue can be searched online at http://calmview.cardiff.gov.uk/calmview/
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained.
Accruals: Accruals are possible.
Archival history: Documents DWLS/1/1-5, DWLS/4-6, DWLS/10/5, DWLS/11 and DWLS/13/21 have been transferred to the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth.
Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by the secretary of the Welsh Land Settlement Society Ltd at various intervals.
Related material: Related units of descriptions are held at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth.
Publication note: Trebeferad - A land settlement in the Vale of Glamorgan, (Local History Diploma Thesis, 1993), National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth.
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The archive includes earlier deeds and estate documents realting to the farms.
Archivist's note: Compiled by Hayden Burns for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Glamorgan Record Office, Catalogue of records for the Welsh Land Settlement Society Limited; Trebeferad - A land settlement in the Vale of Glamorgan, (Local History Diploma Thesis, 1993), National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth.
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH.
Date(s) of descriptions: April 2004