Loughor Manorial Court Records

Scope and Content

Loughor Manor of Newton Nottage court book, bound together in 19th century.

Administrative / Biographical History

Richard de Cardiff had held the quarter fee of the manor of Newton Nottage, Glamorgan. On his death, the fee was divided between his two daughters under feudal law, therefore becoming two fees of one-eighth each. One-eighth of the fee passed into the possession of the Turberville family of Tythegston. The fee then passed on Richard Turberville's death in 1501 to his eldest son, John, whose daughter and heiress, Gwenllian (d 1558) married Watkin Lougher, of Sker. Glamorgan, Gwenllian's grandson, also named Watkin (1540-1608), was the first Lougher to hold the fee. Katherine, who died in 1732 was the last member of the family to hold the manor, Tythegston and Lougher manor passing by marriage to the Knights of Bristol. The Rev. Robert Knight sold Lougher manor to Sir Joshua John Guest in 1840.


Order at time of deposit retained.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Maggs Bros Ltd, September 2018.

Other Finding Aids

A detailed catalogue is currently in preparation

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Poor condition - some items may be unavailable for production

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Louise Hunt for Glamorgan Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.

Appraisal Information

All records which meet the collection policy of Glamorgan Archives have been retained.

Custodial History

Left with Maggs Bros. Ltd, Rare Book and Manuscripts c1968 by an Australian bibliographer.


Accruals are not expected.

Related Material

DWI - Wimborne Estate records including Loughor Manor of Newton Nottage; DXGE96/120-122.