Papers relating to Little Milford Estate, Freystrop

Scope and Content

Little Milford Estate papers, comprising: correspondence, 1922-1942; Hook Colliery Anthracite Company papers, 1920-1938; Little Milford Estate sale papers, 1913-1949; and Roberts family papers, 1923-1942.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Little Milford Estate is in Freystrop, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire. It was the home of the Roberts family in 1907. The family were involved in mining in the Freystrop parish at Hook. In 1884, Thomas Roberts and William Canton leased the West Park Colliery in Hook, and considerable mining activities were carried on in Freystrop. In 1911, a new shaft, called the 'Margaret' after Joseph Robert's wife (d. 1923), was opened. By 1921, the Hook Colliery Anthracite Company controlled the 'Margaret'. In the early 1930s, Hook was one of the most successful anthracite colleries in south west Wales, under T. W. Harcourt Roberts as the general manager. Hook colliery closed in 1948.


Arranged into the following: correspondence; Hook Colliery Anthracite Company; Little Milford Estate; and Roberts family.

Access Information

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Messrs RTP Williams, Solicitors, Bridge Street, Haverfordwest.


Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Pembrokeshire Record Office, Papers relating to Little Milford Estate in Freystrop Parish catalogue; Jones, Francis, Historic Houses of Pembrokeshire and their Families (Newport, 1996); Harry, John, Pembrokeshire Coalfield ([Haverfordwest],1990)

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Pembrokeshire Record Office and the National Register of Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at the Pembrokeshire Record Office have been retained.

Custodial History

The papers came into the possession of Messrs RTP Williams, Solicitors.


Accruals are not expected.

Geographical Names