Reference Books

Two Ruperra books.

Some Estate members worked at Ruperra and Tredegar House

these books are a useful guide

Serving under Ruperra 1900-1939”  by Pat Moseley, is based on tape recordings taken in the 1980s and 90s of employees and local people who knew and worked on the Ruperra Estate, once part of the great Tredegar Estate of South East Wales. There are plenty of pictures of people and their homes, and an index to help you look for your relations who may have been employed from 1900 up to the Second World War. by Colonel Freddie Morgan and Courtenay, Lord Tredegar.


Ruperra Castle – War and Flames 1939-46 “  by Pat Moseley is taken from the memories of locals and a procession of soldiers’ regiments sent there for training from the beginning of World War II, through the burning down of the Castle, to the end of the War and the decline of the Castle. There are plenty of pictures and recordings and an index to help you find if your relations were there.

Both books are available from Pat Jones-Jenkins at Areithin ,  Heol Ton,  Ton Kenfig,   CF33 4PS

Email or Telephone 01656 741622



Excellently researched using the Tredegar Park manuscripts held at the National Library of Wales and local newspapers this book is useful for those interested in the running of the Estate. It also contains names of farmers, estate workers, farms and cottages.


TREDEGAR – The History of an Agricultural Estate 1300 – 1956’ by Roger Phillips

ISBN 1 85421 096 3

This book is out of print but sometimes crops up on antiquarian book sites

There seems to be one at Powys Libraries and Archives (click Here)





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