Documents relating to Llanfihangel Court Estate

Scope and Content

Records of the Llanfihangel Court estate, 1665-1930, including deeds, wills and related correspondence, 1667-1930, relating to properties in the parishes of Llanvihangel Crucorney, Llantilio Pertholey, Llanvetherine, Llanthewy Skirrid, Cwmyoy, Llanattock Lingoed, Llantilio Crosenny, and Penrose, and the manors of Pen-y-clawdd, Llanthewy Skirrid and Stanton, Monmouthshire, as well as properties of Lord Brooke of Beauchamps Court in Monmouthshire, Glamorgan and England; manorial records, 1665-1913, including records of the manors of Pen-y-clawdd, 1774-1820, Stanton, 1665-1907, and Cwmyoy, 1800-1865, and correspondence, 1728-1913; maps and plans, 1775-[c. 1900]; rentals and accounts, 1801-1910; bills of sale, [18th century], 1902-1924; correspondence, 1897-1912.

Administrative / Biographical History

Llanfihangel Court, near Abergavenny, is among the oldest surviving mansions in Monmouthshire, dating from at least the 16th century. It was rebuilt by Rhys Morgan in 1559 and was purchased by Nicholas Arnold in the early 17th century. In 1726 the estate was sold by his grand-daughters to the Hon. Edward Harley (who became 3rd Earl of Oxford in 1741). One of his sons was the Rt. Hon. Thomas Harley, whose daughter, Anne, married George, second Lord Rodney of Berrington. Edward, 5th Earl of Oxford, sold Llanfihangel Court in 1801 to Hugh Powell (d. 1821). He in turn left most of the estate to his godson, the Hon. William Powell Rodney (1794-1878), who was the 8th son of George and Anne Rodney. Wiliam was pre-deceased by his son, William (1829-1868), and the estate was inherited by his grandson, Harley Rodney (b. 1858). Harley never lived at Llanfihangel Court and sold the estate in 1903.


Arranged into the following: title deeds; manorial; estate management.

Access Information

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Messrs Gabb & Co., Solicitors, Abergavenny.


Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Catalogue of documents relating to Llanfihangel Court Estate par. Llanfihangel Crucorney, co. Mon.; Bradney, Joseph, A History of Monmouthshire, Volume 1, Part 2a, The Hundred of Abergavenny (Part 1) (London, 1991) (facsimile of 1906 edition); Nicholas, Thomas, Annals and Antiquities of the Counties and County Families of Wales (Baltimore, 1991) (fascimile of 1875 ed.).

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Gwent Record Office, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives. Further details relating to manorial records within the archive can be accessed on-line on the Manorial Documents Register.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained


Accruals are not expected

Related Material

Further records of the Rodney family are Herefordshire Record Office, AE42, E44/1/xxix-xxxiii; The National Archives, PRO 30/20.