Lewis Estate Papers

Scope and Content

Deeds and mortgages relating to the purchase of the estate, leases, including building leases, and agreements for the building of houses in Gorseinon, together with accounts, correspondence and legal papers, 1820-1982; and some business records of Cross Foundry, Gorseinon, 1881-1908, and Grovesend Steel and Tinplate Company, 1909-1930.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Lewis estate was located in the area now called Gorseinon in Glamorganshire, in the parishes of Llandeilo Talybont, Loughor and Llangyfelach, including farms called Bryn-gwyn and Maerdy, which were sold by the trustees of the estate of the late Nathaniel Cameron in 1852. The purchaser was William Lewis of Melin-mynach, a farmer and woollen manufacturer, son of William and Mary Lewis of Llandyffan and grandson of David and Anne Lewis. He later extended his activities to tinplate manufacture, establishing a foundry at Gors-mynach. The estate was extended by the purchase of nearby farms and also minerals under adjacent properties both to the north and south of Gorseinon.. During the twentieth century the town of Gorseinon was built on land owned by the Lewis family


The documents were received in series of numbered files and the original order has been maintained throughout

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Compiled by Andrew Dulley of West Glamorgan Archive Service. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Schedule of Lewis Estate Papers.

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