Dinas Mawddwy Estate Papers

Scope and Content

Plas Dinas Mawddwy estate, Dinas Mawddwy, Merionethshire, papers, 1856-1882, comprising estate plan and particulars, 1856; notices, 1858, 1872; and printed indenture, 1882.

Administrative / Biographical History

Edmund Buckley of Gratton Hall, Yorkshire, and Ardwick, Lancashire, purchased the estate and lordship of Dinas Mawddwy, from the Mytton family in 1856. The Plas Dinas Mawddwy estate and lordship of Dinas Mawddwy passed to Sir Edmund Peck (b. 1834) during the lifetime of Edmund Buckley; the Gratton Hall and Ardwick estates passing to Sir Edmund on the death of Edmund Buckley. Sir Edmund assumed the surname and arms of Buckley, in lieu of Peck by royal licence in 1864. He was created a baronet in 1868. Sir Edmund's heir was his eldest son, Edmund Buckley (b. 1861).


Original order maintained

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information

Gift from J. M. Hunt, Esq., Worcester, 15th July 1974


Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Meirionnydd Archives, Miscellaneous Collection (Dolgellau), Nicholas, Thomas, Annals and Antiquities of the Counties and County families of Wales,Vol. 1 (London, 1872).

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Meirionnydd Archives, the National Register of Archives and the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available online.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright laws apply,

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Meirionnydd Archives have been retained

Custodial History

The papers came into the possession of J. M. Hunt, Esq., Worcester.


Accruals are not expected.

Related Material

Further papers relating to the Buckley family are Meirionnydd Archives, Z/DT, Z/DCG, Z/DCG/2 and Manchester Archives and Local Studies, M453.

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