Two rental books and a book of plans referred to in the rental books.
Western Ground Rents Ltd, Records
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Western Ground Rents Ltd was a syndicate headed up by Lord Kennet. In 1938 Western Ground Rents Ltd bought the urban leaseholds of the Bute Glamorgan Estate from the private family company of Mountjoy Ltd for £5m. The sale included the leases of 20,000 houses, 1000 shops and 250 public houses in Cardiff. The leaseholds were later taken over by the British Petroleum Pensions Trust as an investment.
Order at time of deposit retained.
Donated by Capital Law, Cardiff, April 2010
Other Finding Aids
A detailed catalogue is available at the Glamorgan Archives.
Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
Compiled by Louise Cordery for the Glamorgan Archives, with reference to John Davies, 'Cardiff and the Marquesses of Bute', University of Wales Press, 1981.
Conditions Governing Use
Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.
All records which meet the collection policy of the Glamorgan Archives have been retained.
The records ended up in the custody of Capital Law after being transferred to various companies who purchased the leaseholds.
Accruals are possible.