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Vaynor Park Estate Records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 VAYNOR

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Title: Vaynor Park Estate Records

Short title: Vaynor Park estate, records

Dates of creation: 1459-1977 (predominantly 1601-1930)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.315 cubic metres (12 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Vaynor Park estate


Administrative and biographical history: The history of the Vaynor Park estate can be traced back to 1459 when Howel ap Ievan was granted the corn and fulling mills of Eberrewe (Berriew) by Richard, duke of York. He was succeeded by his son, Edward ap Hywel ap Ieuan Llwyd who built a house on the estate. He was succeeded by his son, Richard ap Edward, who died leaving his daughters Anne and Elizabeth as co-heiresses. The portion of Elizabeth became the property, presumably by purchase, of Arthur Pryce of Vaynor. The estate passed to the Devereux family following the marriage of Arthur Price's great-granddaughter, Bridget, with George Devereux. After the death of Pryce Devereux, 10th viscount Hereford (1694-1748), the estate was sold to Robert Moxon, a London lawyer. His niece, Ann, inherited the estate and married Joseph Winder (d. 1785). The estate subsequently passed to Joseph Winder's daughter, Elizabeth Winder (1752-1820), who married Joseph Lyon (d. 1809). The estate then passed to their daughter Mary Ann Jane Lyon (1792-1879), who married Uvedale Plymley of Longor, Leicestershire (d. 1871) who assumed the surname and arms of Corbett in 1804. He assumed the surname Corbett-Winder by royal licence in 1869. Their son, William Corbett-Winder (1820-1907), married Cecilia Millicent in 1872. Their son was William John Corbett-Winder (1875-1950) and his successor was Col John Lyon Corbett-Winder (b. 1911) of Vaynor Park.


Scope and content: Estate and family records of the Lyon, Winder and Corbett-Winder families of Vaynor Park, Berriew, Montgomeryshire, including title deeds, leases, abstracts of title, and subsidiary documents relating to the Vaynor Park estate in Montgomeryshire and Shropshire, 1459-1977; plans, valuations and accounts, mainly 19th century; particulars and conditions of sale of properties in Montgomeryshire; and accounts of rents of Lord Viscount Hereford's estates in Montgomeryshire, Shropshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Pembrokeshire and Herefordshire, 1740-1751.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: The first and second deposits are arranged chronologically; the last deposit is arranged into two parts: wills and settlements, and deeds relating to individual properties.

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogues under the former title, Corbett-Winder Deeds and Documents, are available at NLW and HMC. An online catalogue under the current title can be accessed from Further details relating to the small number of manorial records within the archive can be accessed online from
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at NLW have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Immediate source of acquisition: Three deposits by Colonel J. L. Corbett-Winder, Vaynor Park, Berriew, between December 1962 and September 1977.


Related units of description: Further papers relating to the Vaynor Park estate are in the Cheshire and Chester Archives and Local Studies.


Note: Formerly Corbett-Winder Deeds and Documents. Current title supplied from contents of fonds; previous title based on name of depositor.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Mair James. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Burke's landed gentry (London, 18th ed., 3 vols, 1965-72), vol. 3; Nicholas, Thomas, Annals & antiquities of the counties & county families of Wales (London, 2 vols, 1872), vol. 2.

Rules or conventions: This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.

Date(s) of description: May 2001



Corbett-Winder family, | of Vaynor Park | Archives

Estate administration | England | Shropshire

Estate administration | Wales | Montgomeryshire

Lyon family, | of Vaynor Park | Archives

Vaynor Park Estate (Berriew, Powys, Wales) | Archives

Winder family, | of Vaynor Park | Archives

Personal names

Corbett-Winder family, of Vaynor Park

Devereux family, Viscounts Hereford

Lyon family, of Vaynor Park

Winder family, of Vaynor Park

Corporate names

Vaynor Park Estate (Berriew, Powys, Wales)