Manorial Records

The manorial records held by the Library, are mainly to be found with the estate records and listed with them, but are also indexed separately via the Manorial Documents Register hosted by The National Archives in Kew.

They are most comprehensive for Montgomeryshire (mainly with the Powis Castle and Wynnstay estate records). There are substantial holdings for Glamorgan and Monmouthshire also (mainly with the Badminton, Bute and Tedegar estate records). It must be remembered that in many parts of Wales the manorial system never really took root.

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