Miscellaneous collections: estate papers

Scope and Content

Deeds and documents relating to properties belonging to the Aberpergwm Estate, Baglan Lodge Estate, Cwrt-y-clafdy Estate, Drymma Estate, Earl of Plymouth's Estate, Earl of Warwick's Estate, Ewenny Estate, Marquess of Westminster's Estate, Penrhiwtyn Estate, Ynisarwed Estate and Ynyscedwyn Estate, 1632-1924; deeds and documents relating to estates owned by the following people: William Baker of Neath, 1836-1919; Bartlett family of Neath, 1856-1881; Evan Evans Bevan of Neath, 1846-1856; Deere family of Colwinston, 1699-1752; Gething family of Cwmafan, 1812-1858; William Jones of Ty'n-yr-heol, Tonna, 1870-1875; Kenway family of Neath, 1858-1870; Popkin family of Fforest, Llansamlet, 1707-1749; Pralph family of Neath, 1718-1815; Price family of Glantwrch, 1851-1890; Price family of Neath Abbey, 1839-1879; Whittington and Morris families of Tonna and Pontamman, 1852-1870; Williams family of Neath, Newport and Westminster, 1860-1873.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Neath Antiquarian Society was established in 1923, for the study of the history of Neath and district. It has acquired several archive collections whose origins can be demonstrated with some accuracy, which are listed elsewhere. It has also collected individual manuscripts whose provenance is more difficult to determine, but which relate to various landed estates in the Neath area, which are described here.


Arranged into two sections: estates by estate name and estates by family name.

Access Information

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Source not recorded.


Compiled by Andrew Dulley for the ANW project.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the Neath Mechanics' Institute.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained.


Accruals are not expected.