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Glamorgan Archives
Cwm Saerbren, Ystradyfodwg deeds

Reference code(s): GB 0214 DXT

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Cwm Saerbren, Ystradyfodwg deeds

Short Title: Cwm Saerbren, Ystradyfodwg deeds

Creation date(s): 1756-1866

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.02 cubic metres (5 parchments, 51 papers, 4 files, 2 plans)

Name of creator(s): William Davies, Cwm Saerbren


Administrative/Biographical history: William Davies purchased Cwm Saerbren Farm, Ystradyfodwg, Glamorgan, in c. 1775. In 1845, the Marquis of Bute acquired Cwm Saerbren farm and its mineral rights from William Davies, and it became the site of the Bute Merthyr Associated Colliery, Treherbert, from which the first consignment of steam coal from the Rhondda was sent to Cardiff Docks in 1855.


Scope and content/abstract: Leases, rent receipts and miscellaneous papers, mainly relating to property in Ystradyfodwg and Llanwonno (Llanwynno), Glamorgan, 1756-1866.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Record Office conditions apply.

Finding aids: A handlist is available at the Glamorgan Record Office


Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by a private individual, May 1961.



Archivist's note: Compiled by David Morris for the ANW project. The following sources were used for compilation: Glamorgan Record Office finding aids; Watson, Richard, Rhondda Coal, Cardiff Gold: The Insoles of Llandaff Coal Owners and Shippers (Cardiff 1997); Welsh Coal Mines website ( Viewed 20 July 2004.

Rules or conventions: Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD (G) second edition; AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: July 2004

Coal mines and mining | Wales | Cwm Saerbren
Farms | Wales | Rhondda Cynon Taff

Personal names
Davies , William , d. 1851 , of Cwm Saerbren

Corporate names
Bute Estate (Wales)

Cwm Saerbren (Wales)

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