Records of the Lawrenny estate

Scope and Content

Rentals and accounts of the Lawrenny, Nash, Rhosmarket and other estates belonging to the Lort-Phillips family, 1851-1911; correspondence of A. J. Cromar, estate agent, 1902-1912; and plans of Lawrenny Castle by Henry Ashton, architect, 1851-1898.

Administrative / Biographical History

George Lort-Phillips (1811-1866), M.P. for Pembrokeshire 1860-1866, succeeded to the Lawrenny, Rhosmarket and Nash estates, Pembrokeshire, as remainder-man under the will of Hugh Owen Barlow, M.P. for Pembroke Borough, who died in 1809, upon the termination of the life interest of Sir William Owen Barlow, 8th and last Baronet in 1851. The Lort-Phillips family had originally resided at Ashdale (formerly Dumpledale), Burton, Pembrokeshire. Dumpledale was bought by George Lort-Phillips in the first half of the 19th century and renamed Ashdale in 1845-1850. George's brother was Arthur Lort-Phillips. On the death of George Lort-Phillips without issue, the estate passed to his nephew, John Frederick Lort Phillips, who succeeded to the estate while still a minor. John Frederick Lort-Phillips also died without issue and the estate passed to his great-nephew, Lt Col Patrick Herbert Lort-Phillips.


Arranged by deposit into two groups: Group One: rentals; other estate accounts; correspondence of A. J. Cromar, estate agent, and miscellaneous material (D/LAW); and Group Two: plans of Lawrenny Castle (D/LAW/2).

Access Information

Some items in D/LAW/2 have been withdrawn by the depositor.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Mr J. Cooper of Glyn y Mel, Fishguard, in May 1971, and by Mr D. and Mrs V. Lort-Phillips of Knowles Farm, Lawrenny, in July 1975.


Compiled by Mair James for the HMC/NLW Family and Estates project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Burke's Landed Gentry, ( London, 18th ed, three vols,1965-72), vol I; Jones, Francis, Historic Houses of Pembrokeshire and their Families, (Newport, 1996); Nicholas, Thomas, Annals and Antiquities of the Counties and County families of Wales, (London,2 vols, 1872), vol II.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at the Pembrokeshire Record Office and the National Register of Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at the Pembrokeshire Record Office have been retained.


Accruals are not expected

Related Material

Further papers relating to the Lawrenny estate are Pembrokeshire Record Office, D/LLL and HDX/929; and in National Library of Wales, Morgan Richardson Papers.