Rheola Estate Papers

Scope and Content

Rentals, 1816-1887; rent collection ledgers, 1854-1881; other ledgers, 1870-[c. 1933]; other papers, 1918-1921; correspondence, 1921-1926; bills and receipts, 1921-1926; wayleave remittances, 1921-1926; assignment licence schedules, 1921-1923

Administrative / Biographical History

The Rheola Estate was purchased by John Edwards from the Gnoll Estate in 1800, and the lordship of the Manor of Resolven from the Briton Ferry Estate in 1815. The estate included properties in the parishes of Cadoxton-juxta-Neath and Llantwit-juxta-Neath, and in the counties of Breconshire and Carmarthenshire.


Arranged into rentals and ledgers, correspondence, financial papers, wayleave remittances and assignment licence schedules.

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Acquisition Information

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Compiled by Andrew Dulley for the ANW project.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the Neath Mechanics' Institute.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained.


Accruals are not expected.

Related Material

Other papers of the Rheola Estate are held at the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth.