Yale and Hardcastle Papers

Scope and Content

Records of Yale and Hardcastle, 1806-1966, including sale catalogues, 1875-1957; papers relating to the sale of property, 1893-1928; valuations, 1894-1960; records relating to the leasing, letting and sale of property in Caernarfonshire, 1866-1948; records relating to the repairs and alterations to property, 1888-1953; rates and tenancy agreements, 1923-1935; records relating to disputes over land, 1904-1945; records relating to work carried out at military establishments, 1913-1920; specifications and tenders, 1842-1927; correspondence and related records, 1906-1966; Caernarfonshire tithe redemption records, 1912-1943; papers relating to the Llanberis estate, 1919-1943; papers relating to the Coed Helen estate, 1914-1962; Glynllifon and Bodvan estates, 1948-1961; papers relating to Mount Hazel, Llandwrog, 1944-1957; records relating to the Morfa Dinas Dinlle Allottment Award, 1806-1961; records relating to the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company Ltd, 1912-1926; records relating to mines and quarries, 1872-1951; court cases, 1904-1938; general and survey notebooks, 1904-1941; financial records, 1921-1954; miscellaneous, 1825-1951; maps and plans, 1863-1944.

Administrative / Biographical History

Yale and Hardcastle, chartered surveyors, were based in Caernarfon. 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 Caernarfonshire, including the Coed Helen, Llanberis, Glynllifon and Bodvan estates.


Arranged into the following: Sale catalogues; Papers relating to sale of property; Valuations; Bundles and files of miscellaneous papers; Tithe redemption; Estates and land; Morfa Dinlle; The Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company Ltd; Mines and quarries; Court cases; General and survey notebooks; Accounts; Miscellaneous; Maps and plans; Photographs.

Access Information

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Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Papurau Yale and Hardcastle/ Yale and Hardcastle Papers, catalogue.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Caernarfon Record Office, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Caernarfon Record Office have been retained.


Accruals are not expected

Related Material

Further Yale and Hardcastle records are Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Record Office, Yale and Hardcastle Collection of Anglesey Papers, WDAE and Archifdy Meirionnydd Archives, Papurau Yale & Hardcastle Papers, Z/DCA.

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