Sketty Park Estate Estate Records/Maps and Plans

Scope and Content

Plan of Lower Sketty Farm, 1818, and Sketty Park, 1840; survey of the Sketty Park Estate, 1874; copy of the Llanrhidian Higher tithe map, [c. 1874]; deeds, 1875.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir John Armine Morris (1813-1893) was the 3rd Baronet of Sketty Park. The family founded Morriston as an industrial township to house their workers in the late eighteenth century. Sketty Park was built about 1820.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following: plans, surveys, deeds

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information

Received from Ruth Thomas, Rowland Jones & Partners, Chartered Surveyors, 120 Walter Road, Swansea SA1 5RF for deposit with the West Glamorgan Archive Service, County Hall, Oystermouth Road, Swansea, 15 June 2001

Note

Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Sketty Park Estate Estate Records/Maps and Plans; Collis, Kim, The West Glamorgan Archive Service: A Guide to the Collections (West Glamorgan Archive Service, 1998); Nicholas, Thomas, Annals and Antiquities of the Counties and County families of Wales (London, 1872); Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940 (London, 1959).

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at West Glamorgan Archive Service and the National Register of Archives

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records transferred to the West Glamorgan Archive Service have been retained.

Accruals

Accruals are not expected.

Related Material

Further papers relating to the Morris estate are University of Swansea, LIS Archives: Morris papers; and West Glamorgan Archive Service: Morris Estate Papers

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