Lease for 41 years from 29 Sept. 1764 for £3 5s annual rent for the first 7 years and £5 thereafter, and a pair of pullets for the use of the Portreeve or 1s in lieu, dated 19 Sept. 1764; (i) The Burgesses of the Borough of Swansea, to (ii) William Coles of Cadoxton-juxta-Neath parish. Building called the Old Copper Works, with a courtyard adjoining, extending from Thomas Pryce's coal bank on the south, the Nant Bwrla (Bwrlais) on the north, the road to Forrest on the west, and to within 10 feet of the low water mark on the east, with liberty to use water from Nant Bwrlais, but with a prohibition from using the site for the smelting of copper or lead (see also lease of the Glamorgan Pottery, Corporation C25 below). Original number 135 C15 Lease for 99 years from 5 Jan. 1774 for £6 15s annual rent and a pair of fat pullets or 1s in lieu dated 20 Jan. 1774; (i) Henry, Duke of Beaufort, to (ii) The Burgesses of the Borough of Swansea. A garden or close of land lying within the walls of Swansea Castle and also part of the new postern opposite to the north wall of the castle together with the slope house or houses and smith's forge built against it, and the cottage and workshop in the possession of Joan Webb and John Lewis, with liberty to take down the wall between the garden and postern and the cottages and build a market there using the stones and bricks already on the premises (see #J1 pages 303-332 below for an account of the building of the market). Original number 161

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      GB 216 B/S Corp/C14
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      20 Jan. 1774
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      1 parchment