Cornerstone Collection

Scope and Content

Glamorganshire estate rental books 1976-1980, Somerset Trust day books 1975-1982, Breconshire estate day books 1977-1980.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Cornerstone Estate Agency was at 1 Walter Road, Swansea. It dealt with estate management.

The home of the Somerset family, the Dukes of Beaufort, is Badminton House in Gloucestershire. They hold land in Chulmleigh Devon, Denbury Devon, Chaldon Herring Dorset, Great Badminton Gloucestershire, Hawkesbury Gloucestershire, Kingswood Gloucestershire, Stapleton Gloucestershire, Stoke Gifford Gloucestershire, Tidenham Gloucestershire, Woolaston Gloucestershire, Chalton Hampshire, Holme Lacy Herefordshire, Poston Herefordshire, London, Brancaster Norfolk, Heythrop Oxfordshire, Dunster Somerset, Burgate Suffolk, Richmond Surrey, Snitterfield Warwickshire, Hilmarton Wiltshire, Littleton Drew Wiltshire, Netheravon Wiltshire, Croome Court Worcestershire, Beaufort Brecknockshire, Crickhowell Brecknockshire, Llangattock Brecknockshire, Tretower Brecknockshire, Kilvey Glamorgan, Loughor Glamorgan, Oystermouth Glamorgan, Swansea Glamorgan, Bedwellty Monmouthshire, Chepstow Monmouthshire, Dixton Monmouthshire, Dixton Hadnock Monmouthshire, Mitchel Troy Monmouthshire, Portgaseg Monmouthshire, Raglan Monmouthshire, Trelleck Monmouthshire, Troy House Monmouthshire, Usk Monmouthshire, Williamsburg Virginia. Somerset.

These records were created under the 10th Duke of Beaufort, Henry Hugh Arthur FitzRoy Somerset 1900 - 1984.

Conditions Governing Access

Access unrestricted unless stated otherwise

Acquisition Information

Deposited on permanant loan by Cornerstone Estate Agency to the University College Library (now Library and Information Services) in December 1990.

Conditions Governing Use

A photocopying service is available. Contact repository for details. No publication without written permission from the Archivist.

Custodial History

Records relating to the Sketty Park Estate (rental books 1917-1962, collecting book 1955, Killay Cottages collecting book 1963-1970, cash book 1949-1987, cash journal 1968-1971, day books 1954-1985), originally in this collection, have now been re-catalogued and included in the Morris Papers, GB 0217 LAC/81. A description of this collection is held on the Archives Hub.

Related Material

For papers of the Sketty Park Estate of the Morris family see GB0217 LAC/81.

Location of material relating to the Somerset Family, Dukes of Beaufort can be found by looking on the National Register of Archives reference GB/NNAF/F10798.

Geographical Names