Gorphwysfa Estate Papers

Scope and Content

Collection consists of deeds and other documents relating to the legal administration of property at Gorphwysfa Estate, Bangor, North Wales. Includes plans, correspondence, agreements and documents relating to leases, mortgages and bonds.

Administrative / Biographical History

Gorphwysfa Estate, located between Bangor and Menai Bridge, North Wales, also referred to in the documents as Glyn and Borth. Former owners over the period of the material in this collection include Charles Evans of Trefeilir, Anglesey, c 1790 and the Hon. Walter Warwick Vivian who purchased the estate in 1902. The Right Hon. Charles, Lord Lucan of Castlebar, Ireland, occupied it, c 1790. From the late nineteenth century onwards sections of the property were let to the London and North Western Railway Company and the Electricity Works Company.


Material has been arranged in chronological order and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts .

Access Information

Open to all users


Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, August 2001

Other Finding Aids

Item level word processed list is available at the Department of Manuscripts at the University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 12203-12258

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

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