The Archive project

Michaelchurch Mill c. 1901, with the miller Charles Price at the door

Ewyas Lacy is part of the border country of the Marches, which means that records of its turbulent local history since Norman times are widely scattered throughout both England and Wales. The Archive project aimed to find these records and bring references to them together into a comprehensive, fully searchable framework for historical research.

(Local history researchers will also find an excellent range of archival material and advice relating to the Ewyas Lacy area on the History of Ewyas Lacy website which is put together and maintained by a group of local historians.)

Archive content on this website

The Trafford family at Michaelchurch Court c.1910

Each Archive entry summarises where the original document can be found, the reference number and source catalogue at that location, the title, the parish to which the content of the document relates and the date. These headings are followed by a summary of the subject matter covered in the document, including, where practicable, principal place and property names, family names, events and dates. Observations by the compiler may follow, to provide additional local information or references. Images of documents and photographs may also be included when available.

For access to original documents, direct application should be made to the location given in the Archive. In the case of private collections, access may be requested through the contact page of this site, but is not guaranteed.

The archive includes a large number of local Wills gathered from the National Library of Wales and are posted on this site by permission of Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru/ The National Library of Wales.

Conditions of use

Some materials within this Archive may be subject to copyright. Our policy is to acknowledge copyright where we know of it and to follow ‘fair dealing’ guidelines to the best of our ability in the context that the Longtown Historical Society is a registered charity and the Archive is a not-for-profit venture for non-commercial research, private study and educational purposes. Use of copyright archive material outside of the ‘fair dealing’ principles is not allowed. The Society accepts no responsibility for any such use by third parties.

Searching the Archive

Randolph Trafford refuelling his Gipsy Moth biplane at Turnastone, c. 1930″

The archive has recently been added to the Ewyas Lacy Study Group archive where there is a powerful site search engine designed to maximize flexibility and ease of use.

To search the archive, please go to the Ewyas Lacy Study Group website.