Report on lands belonging to the War Department at the Mumbles

Scope and Content

Report and plan, 1863, on lands belonging to the War Department at the Mumbles, Glamorgan.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Duke of Beaufort leased the outer island at Mumbles Head, Glamorgan, to the War Department during the late 19th century. A blockhouse was built near the Mumbles lighthouse in 1860 as a defence against possible invasion from France. Samuel Howlett (1794-1874), military surveyor and inventor produced a report on the defences in 1863.

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Acquisition Information

It is the policy of the West Glamorgan Archive Service to withhold the names of depositors.

Note

Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Report on lands belonging to the War Department at the Mumbles, Glamorganshire, by Samuel B. Howlett, 1863, catalogue; Enjoy Gower Homepage, (http://www.enjoygower.com/), viewed 26 January 2005.

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A hard copy is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service.

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