Yale and Hardcastle Papers

Scope and Content

Records of Yale and Hardcastle, 1817-1965, including maps and surveys relating to land in Merionethshire, 1817-[c. 1900]; sale catalogues, 1892-1948; records relating to the building of property, 1899-1909; records relating to alterations and repair to property, 1902-1965; records relating to quarries and mines, 1904-1920; records relating to Portmeirion Ltd, 1926-1947; Merionethshire tithe redemption records, 1927-1935; records relating to the Brogyntyn and Glyn estates, 1947-1950; and plans, 1871-1925.

Administrative / Biographical History

Yale and Hardcastle, chartered surveyors, were based in Caernarfon, Caernarfonshire. From the late 19th century, they acted as agents for many estates, and the Crown lands, in North Wales. The firm accumulated papers relating to lands in Merionethshire, including the Brogyntyn and Glyn estates, and businesses, including Portmeirion Ltd, operating hotels and self-catering accommodation.


Arranged into the following: Small plans, catalogues of sale, files and miscellaneous papers; and Large plans.

Access Information

No restrictions


Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Archifdy Meirionnydd Archives, Papurau Yale & Hardcastle Papers, catalogue; Portmeirion Village Homepage (http://www.portmeirion-village.com/en/index.php), viewed 17 November 2004.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Meirionnydd Archives and the National Library of Wales.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Meirionnydd Archives have been retained.


Accruals are not expected

Related Material

Further Yale and Hardcastle records are Caernarfon Record Office, Papurau Yale and Hardcastle/ Yale and Hardcastle Papers, XD/35 and Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Record Office, Yale and Hardcastle Collection of Anglesey Papers, WDAE.