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Anglesey Archives
Welsh Water Authority, Anglesey, and Malltraeth Marsh Commission papers

Reference code(s): GB 0221 WDAK

Held at: Anglesey Archives

Title: Welsh Water Authority, Anglesey, and Malltraeth Marsh Commission Papers

Short Title: Welsh Water Authority, Anglesey, and Malltraeth Marsh Commission papers

Creation date(s): 1788-1985

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.080 cubic metres (92 items)

Name of creator(s): Welsh Water Authority; Malltraeth Marsh Commission; Cors-y-Bol Drainage Board; Anglesey County Council, Water Committee


Administrative/Biographical history: The Malltraeth and Corsddaugau Marsh Act 1788, was passed 'for dividing and enclosing the marsh, embanking and making channels for draining and allowing free use by boats upon payment of rates to support the work'. Evan Lloyd of Maesyporth, the Rev. John Williams of Trefoffos, and the Rev. Richard Griffith of Bangor were appointed as Commissioners for the enclosure. The Malltraeth Marsh Commission continued to operate until 1953. The Anglesey War Agricultural Executive Committee and Anglesey's Rivers Catchment Board met the Malltraeth Marsh Commissioners to discuss the closure of the Drainage Scheme in 1945. The Anglesey Rivers Catchment Board was active between 1924-1952. In 1953, the Commission's powers were transferred to the North West Wales River Board. Anglesey County Council's Water Committee oversaw various water supply schemes.


Scope and content/abstract: Malltraeth and Corsddaugau Marsh Commission minute, account and drainage rate books, correspondence, ledgers, 1788-1953; Cors-y-bol Drainage Board minute book, 1924-1931; Corsybol Marsh drainage board minutes, 1924-1931; Anglesey Rivers Catchment Board correspondence, minute book 1931-1952; and Anglesey County Council water schemes, 1936-1985, consisting of tenders, laying of water mains, and sewage disposal works.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access: No restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Anglesey Record Office, Caernarfon 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 possible.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by the Welsh Water Authority, 1980, 1982 and 1996.


Related material: Further records are Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Record Office, WCC and WCM, Anglesey County Council Records, and WM 1866, Papers of W. H. Austin.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were consulted in the compilation of this description: Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Record Office, Catalogue, Papurau Awdurdod Dŵr, Water Authority Papers; Jones, Evan J., 'The enclosure movement in Anglesey', Anglesey Antiquarian Society and Field Club Transactions, 1926; personal correspondence with Anne Venables, Archivist, Anglesey County Council.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: June 2003

Drainage | Wales | Malltraeth Marsh
Marshes | Wales | Anglesey

Personal names

Corporate names
Anglesey (Wales) | County Council. | War Agricultural Executive Committee
Anglesey (Wales) | Rivers Catchment Board
Cors-y-bol Drainage Board
Malltraeth Marsh Commissioners
Welsh Water Authority

Anglesey (Wales)
Malltraeth Marsh (Wales)

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