Radnorshire Society Archives

The Society’s archive contains a wide range of documents, most of which have been donated to the Society. They include the notebooks of some of the founder members of the Society, as well as manuscripts, wills, letters, press cuttings, photographs and scrapbooks.

A project is under way to digitalise the existing indices and catalogues of the archive collections and to extend them. These will be made available through this website as the project progresses.

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Click to search the Book catalogue.

Click to search Document Archive.

Some examples of the documents held:

Extract from 1812 Tithe Schedule

1812 Rhayader Bank cheque for £1

Copy of extract from 1812 Tithe Schedule

Llandrindod Wells property sales particulars

John Lloyd and Margaret Griffiths Bond dated 1699


Notebooks containing details of Disserth tithe and rent payments, Disserth School House building fund and monies paid towards New House, Disserth

William Bowen Hamer’s and John Bancroft Williams’ Notebooks

1890 Calendar advertising Tower Tea

Handwritten manuscript of “Theocritus Bion and Moschus” (third century BCE Greek poets), by Rev.J.Banks MA

Notice to Mr John Morgan tenant of Bryngroes (Disserth), to quit – dated 24th September 1858

Some examples of photographs held

B2: Leat cleaning party at Hundred House Mill, circa 1932. Photo enlarged by the National Monuments Record of Wales and presented by Mr G. Worts. He was the last miller in Radnorshire, and he worked up to 1957. Courtesy of Mr G. M. Worts

A52 Does anyone know who these soldiers are?

B67 Footbridge over River Elan at Bethany Baptist Chapel (close to Gareg-ddu dam, now flooded). Late 19th Century

B77:  Llangunllo National School: staff and female pupils, in about 1900. Bottom row, extreme left – Emily Bound. Donated by Miss Clarice Oakley

A5: Nash Forge – A.M.Wilson 1929