Pembrokeshire Enclosure Awards Records

Scope and Content

Records relating to the Pembrokeshire Enclosure Awards, Pembrokeshire, including Narberth Forest, Templeton Mountain, Molleston Mountain and Robeston Grove Award, 1786; Castle Martin Corse Award, 1788; Llanfyrnach Award, 1812; Marloes Award, 1814; Maenclochog, Llandeilo and Llangolman Award, 1820; Manorwen Award and map, 1833; Portfield Award and map, 1840; Portfield Award and map copy, 1961; minutes and papers relating to Llanteague Award, 1856-1860; Llanteague Award, 1868; Letterston Award, 1864; correspondence and papers regarding Letterston, [c. 1856]; St Davids Award, 1869; Haverfordwest Award, 1840; Llandeilo Award, 1820; and Llanwnda Award, 1912.

Administrative / Biographical History

Enclosure or inclosure awards were legal documents recording the ownership and distribution of the lands enclosed. Enclosures were commonly enrolled by decree of one of the equity courts, especially Chancery and Exchequer from the mid 16th century. Most enclosure took place between 1750 and 1850. Public general enclosure acts were passed from 1801. Enclosure awards cover several parishes in Pembrokeshire: Narberth, Templeton, Molleston, Robeston Grove, Castle Martin, Llanfyrnach, Marloes, Maenclochog, Llandeilo, Llangolman, Manorwen, Portfield, Haverfordwest, and Llanwnda. The Llanteague and Letterston Awards were made in pursuance of the Acts for the Inclosure, Exchange and Improvement of Land. An Award for St Davids was made in pursuance of the Acts for the Inclosure Exchange and Improvement of Land 1863.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following: Narberth Forest, Templeton Mountain, Molleston Mountain, and Robeston Grove; Castle Martin Corse; Llanfyrnch; Marloes; Llandeilo, Llangolman and Maenclochog; Manorowen; Portfield, Haverfordwest; Llanteague; Letterston; and St Davids.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Most of the Awards were deposited by the Clerk of the Peace.

Note

Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Pembrokeshire Record Office, Pembrokeshire Enclosure Awards, catalogue; The National Archives website (www.catalogue.nationalarchives.gov.uk), viewed 17 May 2005; Cambria Archaeological website (www.acadat.com/main.htm), viewed 17 May 2005; Public Rights of Way Good Practice Guide (www.prowgpg.org.uk), viewed 17 May 2005.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Pembrokeshire Record Office.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained

Custodial History

A copy of each enclosure award was placed in the care of a body specified in the Act: Marloes Award was deposited in the parish church of Marloes; Manorwen Award was deposited in the parish church of Manorwen or with the Clerk of the Peace; the General Enclosure Act of 1845 provided that all subsequent Awards were to be deposited with the Clerk of the Peace. The Llanteague Award was not included in the Parliamentary Return of 1904 but it came in the custody of the Pembrokeshire Record Office. The Award of Letterston was not included in the Return in 1904 but it came in the custody of the Pembrokeshire Record Office.

Accruals

Accruals are not expected

Related Material

Further papers are Pembrokeshire Record Office, D/RTP/Lambston Inclosure and D/RTP Sir R. B. P. Philipps/5/104-125.

Geographical Names