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Deuddwr, Montgomeryshire, estate map

Reference code(s): GB 0223 M/X/129

Held at: Powys County Archives Office

Title: Estate map of Deuddwr, Montgomeryshire

Short Title: Deuddwr, Montgomeryshire, estate map

Creation date(s): 1748

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (1 map)

Name of creator(s): John Rocque, surveyor and engraver; Newport estate


Administrative/Biographical history: The Newport Estate was owned by the Earls of Bradford, who in addition to administering large estates in Shropshire and Staffordshire were Lords of the Manor of Deuddwr, Montgomeryshire. In 1734 Henry Newport, the third Earl, died leaving his estates to John Harrison, reputedly his son by his mistress Anne Smyth. Despite litigation, John assumed the name Newport and came into Lord Bradford's estates in 1747 at the age of 26. John Rocque's 1748 map of Deuddwr was probably drawn up to mark the occasion. John Rocque (d. 1762) was a prominent surveyor and engraver. He published maps and plans of gardens and estates, large scale plans of English and Irish cities and large scale maps of the English counties.


Scope and content/abstract: Hand drawn and coloured manuscript map of Deuddwr, Montgomeryshire, 1748, measuring 2940mm by 3570mm.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

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 not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Purchased with the assistance of the Resource/V&A Purchase Grant Fund from Blackwells Rare Books, 2002.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Powys County Archives Service, Estate map of Deuddwr, Montgomeryshire, catalogue; MapForum website (, viewed 23 March 2005.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: March 2005

Deuddwr Manor (Wales) | Maps
Manors | Wales | Breconshire

Personal names
Rocque , John , d. 1762

Corporate names
Newport Estate (England)

Deuddwr Manor (Wales) ()

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