Whitworth Mineral Estate

Scope and Content

SWMM W 1-32 Deeds and documents relating to the Whitworth Mineral Estate, 1832-1909

SWMM W 33-36 Other papers, 1911-1912 and n.d.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Whitworth family were Northampton gentry involved in the exploitation of the South Wales coalfield who acquired land in a number of parishes east and south of Neath, including the Fforch-dwm Estate in the parishes of Baglan and Michaelston-super-Avon. The Whitworth Mineral Estate Company was incorporated in 1890 to trade in coal, coke and minerals. In 1905, Whitworth Collieries Ltd was incorporated as colliery proprietor for the Whitworth estate.


Arranged into deeds and leases (in date order) and other records.

Access Information

No restrictions

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records received by the West Glamorgan Archive Service have been retained

Custodial History

The records were received by the South Wales Miners' Museum and transferred to the West Glamorgan Archive Service


Accruals are not expected.

Related Material

See also D/D WME (Whitworth Mineral Estate records) at the West Glamorgan Archive Service.