Monastic Wales.

Archive details:

Penrice and Margam Estate Records

National Library of Wales

Ref: GB 0210 PENRICE

Type: Collection

Date: c. 1147-19 cent

Estate and family records of Mansel, later Talbot, of Penrice, and its estates in Gower, Glamorgan, from the 16th c. This includes records of Margam Abbey (12th-19th c), with charters from its foundation, c. 1147, as well as royal charters, charter rolls and papal bulls. This forms one of the most complete series of archives of any medieval abbey in Great Britain. Also included are substantial early archives for Penrice, and other estates, mostly in Glamorgan; manorial records for the manor of Margam Abbey and others; early records of the coal industry in Glamorgan; a large group of Mansel correspondence, 1568-1848, along with some papers relating to Williams of Plas Dyffryn Clydach (17th-18th c).

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Margam Abbey, Neath Port Talbot