Beaufort Estate papers

Scope and Content

Estate maps of the farms and commons belonging to the Duke of Beaufort in Gower, Glamorgan, 1803, 1830.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Dukes of Beaufort hold the title of Lord of Gower and Kilvey and still own significant estates in eastern Gower. The estate formerly consisted of lands in the parishes of Bishopston, Ilston, Llandeilo Talybont, Llangyfelach, Llanrhidian, Llansamlet, Loughor, Oystermouth, Penmaen, Pennard and Swansea. In 1837 a special Act of Parliament was passed to enable the Duke of Beaufort to sell a large part of his estate.


Arranged chronologically

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

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


Compiled by Andrew Dulley of West Glamorgan Archive Service.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at West Glamorgan Archive Service. A full description of the plans is given in Hilary Thomas, A catalogue of Glamorgan estate maps (Cowbridge and Bridgend, 1992)

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

Information not available


Accruals are not expected

Related Material

Further papers relating to the Beaufort Estate are at the West Glamorgan Archive Service: D/D Z 233/3, D/D Z 371/2; the majority of papers of this estate are at National Library of Wales, Badminton Estate Records.

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