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Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office
Yale and Hardcastle papers

Reference code(s): GB 0220 Z/DCA

Held at: Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office

Title: Yale and Hardcastle Papers

Short Title: Yale and Hardcastle papers

Creation date(s): 1817-1965

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: Information to be supplied

Name of creator(s): Yale & Hardcastle, surveyors


Administrative/Biographical history: Yale and Hardcastle, chartered surveyors, were based in Caernarfon, Caernarfonshire. From the late 19th century, they acted as agents for many estates, and the Crown lands, in North Wales. The firm accumulated papers relating to lands in Merionethshire, including the Brogyntyn and Glyn estates, and businesses, including Portmeirion Ltd, operating hotels and self-catering accommodation.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Yale and Hardcastle, 1817-1965, including maps and surveys relating to land in Merionethshire, 1817-[c. 1900]; sale catalogues, 1892-1948; records relating to the building of property, 1899-1909; records relating to alterations and repair to property, 1902-1965; records relating to quarries and mines, 1904-1920; records relating to Portmeirion Ltd, 1926-1947; Merionethshire tithe redemption records, 1927-1935; records relating to the Brogyntyn and Glyn estates, 1947-1950; and plans, 1871-1925.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Small plans, catalogues of sale, files and miscellaneous papers; and Large plans.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Meirionnydd Archives and the National Library of Wales.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Meirionnydd Archives have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:


Related material: Further Yale and Hardcastle records are Caernarfon Record Office, Papurau Yale and Hardcastle/ Yale and Hardcastle Papers, XD/35 and Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Record Office, Yale and Hardcastle Collection of Anglesey Papers, WDAE.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Archifdy Meirionnydd Archives, Papurau Yale & Hardcastle Papers, catalogue; Portmeirion Village Homepage (, viewed 17 November 2004.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: November 2004

Estate administration | Wales | Gwynedd
Gwynedd (Wales) | Maps
Mineral industries | Wales | Gwynedd | Records and correspondence
Portmeirion Ltd | Records and correspondence
Surveys | Wales | Gwynedd
Tithes | Wales | Gwynedd
Yale and Hardcastle | Records and correspondence

Personal names

Corporate names
Brogyntyn Estate (England and Wales)
Glyn Estate (Wales)
Portmeirion Ltd
Yale and Hardcastle

Merioneth (Wales)
Portmeirion (Wales)

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