Calland Estate Papers

Scope and Content

Calland estate papers comprising deeds, 1836-1924; copy manorial records, 1781-1827; including leases for copper and tin plate works; and schedules and plans, 1901-1903.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Calland family of John Forbes Calland and his wife Harriet Ann settled in Swansea c.1850. They lived at Glyn-collen in the parish of Llangyfelach until c.1866 when the family moved to Somerset before settling in Hampshire. The Calland family were involved with the Birmingham and Coal Company and later the Birmingham Mining and Copper Company, and also owned lands whcih had once been the property of John Bennett Popkin of Kittle Hill, Pennard, Glamorgan, including lands in the parishes of Llangyfelach and Llansamlet, Glamorgan.


The collection was received in a series of bundles and original order has been maintained in arranging this collection.

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 Mair James for the HMC/NLW Family and Estates project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Collis, Kim, The West Glamorgan Archive Service: A Guide to the Collections, (West Glamorgan Archive Service, 1998).

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

No information available


Accruals are not expected

Related Material

Further papers relating to the Calland family are held at West Glamorgan Archive Service: D/D Xge 102/41-84, and D/D Z 137/4, also a Calland estate collection forms part of the Royal Institution of South Wales collections at the West Glamorgan Archive Service, reference RISW C.

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