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Powys County Archives Office
Breconshire, miscellaneous collections

Reference code(s): GB 0223 B/X

Held at: Powys County Archives Office

Title: Miscellaneous Collections of Breconshire

Short Title: Breconshire, miscellaneous collections

Creation date(s):

Level of description: Fonds


Name of creator(s): Various


Administrative/Biographical history:


Scope and content/abstract: Deeds, 1576-1961, including Great Sessions or the Council of the Marches, 1660-1722; Builth Poor Law Union statements, 1856-1861, and land tax assessments, 1866-1867; wills, 1546-1891, including of Delahay family of Llanigon, 1674-1713, and Howell family of Nantgwyllt and Llansanffraid Cwmteuddwr, 1670-1692; postcards and photographs, 1897-1986, including of Sennybridge interests, 1897-1958; Brecon and Merthyr Tydfil Junction Railway Acts, 1859-1863; Thomas Jeffery Llewelyn Pritchard archives, 1790-1988; Hilda M. Vaughan archives; Rev. Josiah Jones-Davies of Llywel archives, 1942-1978; E. R. Mathias archives (1885-1962); court leets and presentments for the Manor of Dinas, 1792-1802, and Cantref Selyf, 1792-1796; architects drawings and plans, 1870-1993; St. John the Evangelist (Priory Church) of Brecon churchwardens' accounts, 1782-1808; manuscript copy of Charter of Brecon granted by Philip and Mary, 1554-1555; Mrs. D. Parry of [Ff]yn[no]noer, notebooks, [1909]-[1946]; Borough and County Stores, Free Street account books, 1886-1896; South Wales Sanatorium (later Bronllys Hospital) Formulary, [1920s]-1965; microfilm copies on monumental inscriptions for Brecknock of the 16th and 17th cent. and accounts rolls from Battle Abbey, Sussex, [14th cent]; midwife's register, 1911-1922; Brecon Charities files, [1930s]-[1940s]; Brecon's gas supply ledger, 1880-1912, 1961; tithe apportionment and maps, 1836-1905; Breconshire Constabulary Brynmawr Police Station Archive, 1900, 1902-1919; Mary G. de Winton of Priory Hill House ledger, 1933-1944; David Davies (1793-1861) of Penycrug memoirs, 2004; Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust CD-Rom of digitised images of estate maps (1780-1781) of Lord Camden; records and correspondence of Diocese of St Davids, 1875-1884; Neath & Brecon Railways; 1895-[1947]; Sennybridge and District Singing Festivals, 1933-1975; Salem Congregational Chapel, Sennybridge, 1938-1983, and Central Wales Extension Railway, Llandrindod and Llandovery Section, 1860-1869; minute books of the Friendly Society of Builth, 1848-1856; Cantref Parish Council, 1894-1976 (with gaps); Brecon Independent College Committee, 1868-1869; Cray School Board, 1873-1891, 1975-1988, and Brecon and District Local Savings Committee, 1959-1970; miscellaneous items of Breknockshire's interests, 1736-2004.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh, French

System of arrangement: Original order maintained

Conditions governing access: No restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws apply. Some of the tithe maps are very badly damaged and are not to be produced. Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust CD-Rom of digitised images cannot be reproduced for publication without the permission of the Centre for Kentish Studies.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Powys County Archives Service.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are expected.

Archival history: Material was received on separate occasions. Apart from personal donations, some are donated by Glamorgan Archives; per Brecknock Museum and Carmarthen Archive Service; purchased by Powys County [Library]; deposited by the National Library of Wales and Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust.

Immediate source of acquisition:


Existence and location of originals: The originals are in the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth; PRO.

Related material: See also Salem Congregational Chapel, Sennybridge: registers and ledgers c.1935-81 (B/NC/1/C); Cray SB : 1872-90 (BE/SB/21)


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Powys County Archives Service, Miscellaneous Collections of Breconshire.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: March 2005

Buildings | Wales | Powys | Designs and plans
Builth Poor Law Union | Archives
Charities | Wales | Brecon
Church records and registers | Wales | Powys
Gas distribution | Wales | Brecon
Medicine | Wales | Talgarth | Formulae, receipts, prescription
Midwives | Wales | Brecon
Municipal charters | Wales | Powys
Parishes (Local government) | Wales | Cantref
Police | Wales | Bryn-Mawr (Blaenau Gwent) | Archives
Poor laws | Wales | Powys | Administration
Powys (Wales) | History
Song festivals | Wales | Sennybridge

Personal names
Davies , David , 1793-1861 , of Penycrug
De Winton , Mary G. , of Priory Hill House , Brecon
Delahay family , of Llanigon
Howell family , of Llansanffraid Cwmteuddwr
Jones-Davies , Josiah
Mathias , E. R. , of Builth Wells
Parry , D. , Active 1909-1946 , of Ffynnonoer
Prichard , T. J. Llewelyn (Thomas Jeffery Llewelyn) , 1790-1862
Vaughan , Hilda , 1892-

Corporate names
Battle Abbey
Borough and County Stores (Brecon, Wales)
Brecon Independent College | Committee
Brecon and District Local Savings Committee
Brynmawr Police Station (Bryn-Mawr, Blaenau Gwent, Wales)
Builth Friendly Society
Builth Poor Law Union
Cantref (Wales) | Parish Council
Cantreselyf Manor (Wales)
Central Wales Extension Railway. | Llandrindod and Llandovery Section
Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust
Cray School Board
Dinas Manor (Breconshire, Wales)
England and Wales | Council of Wales and the Marches (Breconshire)
Great Britain | Court of Petty Sessions (Breconshire)
Neath and Brecon Railway Company
Priory of St John the Evangelist (Brecon, Wales)
Salem Congregational Chapel (Sennybridge, Wales)
Sennybridge and District Singing Festivals
South Wales Sanatorium (Talgarth, Wales)

Brecknock (Wales : District)
Brecon (Wales)
Breconshire (Wales)
Bryn-Mawr (Blaenau Gwent, Wales)
Builth (Wales : rural district)
Crai (Wales)
East Sussex (England)
Llanafan-fawr (Wales)
Llanigon (Wales)
Llansantffraed Cwmdeuddwr (Wales)
Llywel (Wales)
Merthyr Cynog (Wales)
Powys (Wales)
Radnorshire (Wales)
Sennybridge (Wales)
Talgarth (Wales)

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