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Anglesey Archives
Anglesey maps and plans collection

Reference code(s): GB 0221 WCD; WR; W Maps; W Books

Held at: Anglesey Archives

Title: Anglesey Maps and Plans Collection

Short Title: Anglesey maps and plans collection

Creation date(s): [1610]-2000

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 2.78 cubic metres (944 items)

Name of creator(s): Various


Administrative/Biographical history: A miscellaneous collection of historic maps and plans of Anglesey, derived from various sources, including Anglesey County Council, Cyngor Sir Ynys Môn/Isle of Angelsey County Council, British Rail, the National Coal Board, Colwyn Foulkes Architects, the Board of Trade, Professor W. Elwyn Williams, and many others.


Scope and content/abstract: Maps and plans, mainly of Anglesey, [?1610]-2000, including maps of the Menai Strait, [1818]-1819; road maps and plans, 1675-1930; bridge plans, 1819-1930; railway plans, maps and related records, 1811-1960; plans of the Menai Suspension Bridge, 1914-1942; electoral maps, [1834]-1868; sea charts, [?c. 1750]-1957; plans relating to various properties, [c. 1845]-1968; ship blueprints, 1896-1899; plans of abandoned mines, Parys and Mona copper mines, 1856-1926; harbour maps and plans, mainly relating to Holyhead harbour, 1811-1976; reference books relating to plans of Holyhead Harbour, 1845-1866; plans relating to Holyhead library and museum, 1960-1964; plans relating to Holyhead Waterworks Co., 1862-1884; and plans relating to gasworks, 1910-1922. The fonds includes original and reprinted 16th and 17th century maps and plans; photographs, negatives and correspondence relating to various properties by Colwyn Foukles, Architects, 1899-2000; map postcards, reprints and photocopies of maps, relating mainly to Anglesey, 1980-1991; books relating to maps, 1937-1996; and tithe and enclosure maps, 1788-1925.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged in the following groups: manuscript maps; deposited and official maps; and miscellaneous maps.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Record Office and the National Register of Archives. It is the policy of Gwasanaeth Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Archives Service to catalogue in the language of the document.

Language codes: eng


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been appraised and these were selected for retention.

Accruals: Accruals are expected

Archival history: Records WCD 1-103, comprising material accumulated by both the Anglesey Quarter Sessions and Anglesey County Council, seem to have been brought together by the Council.

Immediate source of acquisition: Various, including railway plans deposited by British Railways Board Record Centre; marine maps and plans donated by the Board of Trade and its successors; a large number of early maps are the collection of the late Prof. W. Elwyn Williams.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Record Office, Catalogue, Anglesey maps; Hughes, Wendy, Anglesey: Past and Present (Llanrwst, 1999).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: June 2003

Anglesey (Wales) | Maps
Anglesey (Wales) | Photographs
Civil engineering | Wales | Anglesey | Designs and plans
Copper mines and mining | Wales | Anglesey | Designs and plans
Nautical charts | Wales | Anglesey
Tithes | Wales | Anglesey | Maps

Personal names

Corporate names
Colwyn Foulkes Architects
Holyhead Waterworks Company

Anglesey (Wales)
Holyhead Harbour (Wales)

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