ACTON HALL ESTATE PAPERS

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Estate papers, 1771-1859; plans and surveys, 1803-1823; personal papers and accounts, 1770-1885; and miscellanea, 1805-1818.

Administrative / Biographical History

In July 1785, the trustees of Acton Hall sold the Acton Hall estate, the tithes of Acton, and a moiety of tithes of Wrexham, for £27,000 to Sir Foster Cunliffe, 3rd Bart, of Saighton, Cheshire. The sale was effected in August 1787. Sir Foster repaired parts of the house in May 1786. Between 1821 and 1824, Heol Pwll y Kiln was purchased by him. Pant Iocyn was in the possession of Sir Robert Alfred Cunliffe, 5th Bart, in the latter half of the 19th century. On his death in 1905 the estate was rented to Sir William Hope Nelson, and in 1917, on the death of Sir Foster H. E. Cunliffe, it was sold to Sir Bernard Oppenheimer. The house was demolished in 1955.

Arrangement

Arranged into: estate papers, plans and surveys, personal papers and accounts, and miscellanea.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Capt. R. L. B. Cunliffe, Pakenham Lodge, Bury St. Edmunds, per Cheshire County Archivist, June 1964.

Note

Please order documents using the alternative reference number (where provided).

Compiled by Mair James for the HMC/NLW Family and Estates project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Palmer, A. N., History of the thirteen country townships of the old parish of Wrexham. Abeing the fifth and last part of 'A history of the town and parish of Wrexham' (Wrexham, 1903); Nicholas, Thomas, Annals and Antiquities of the Counties and County families of Wales (London, 2 vols, 1872), vol. 1; Burke's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage (London, 1959); Williams, W. Alister, An Encyclopaedia of Wrexham (Wrexham, 2001). Amended by Elizabeth Pettitt.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Flintshire Record Office and the National Register of Archives. Catalogue is searchable online at: http://calmview.flintshire.gov.uk/CalmView/

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Mair James for the HMC/NLW Family and Estates project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Palmer, A. N., History of the thirteen country townships of the old parish of Wrexham. Abeing the fifth and last part of 'A history of the town and parish of Wrexham (Wrexham, 1903); Nicholas, Thomas, Annals and Antiquities of the Counties and County families of Wales (London, 2 vols, 1872), vol. 1; Burke's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage (London, 1959); Williams, W. Alister, An Encyclopaedia of Wrexham (Wrexham, 2001). Amended by Elizabeth Pettitt and Steven Davies of Flintshire Record Office.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Usual Copyright restrictions apply

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Flintshire Record Office have been retained.

Accruals

Accruals are not expected.

Related Material

Further records relating to Acton Hall are National Library of Wales, Smallwood Deeds.

Geographical Names