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Anglesey Archives
Briercliffe papers

Reference code(s): GB 0221 WDL

Held at: Anglesey Archives

Title: Briercliffe Papers

Short Title: Briercliffe papers

Creation date(s): 1869-[1953]

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.013 cubic metres (68 items)

Name of creator(s): Robert Dyson Briercliffe


Administrative/Biographical history: Robert Dyson Briercliffe, Alderman and Lieutenant-Colonel, lived at Glan Dwr, Glyn Garth, Menai Bridge, Anglesey. He was elected a Trustee of the Port of Caernarfon. He served as a military member of the Anglesey Territorial Army Association, and from 1940-4 served in the Home Guard. He became the first President of the Cefni Angling Association in 1954.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of Alderman Lt-Col R. D. Briercliffe, Anglesey, 1869-[1953], mainly relating to the economic development of Anglesey, 1869-[1953]; population and unemployment figures for Anglesey, 1901-1948; papers relating to local government reform, 1940-[1953]; Beaumaris harbour, 1869-1885; sale catalogues, Baron Hill, 1920-1921; notes on the history of Beaumaris and the geology of the Eastern Menai Strait.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged in chronological order.

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, 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: Unknown

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Alderman Lt- Col R. D. Briercliffe, October 1955.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following source was consulted in the compilation of this description: Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Record Office, Briercliffe papers; Club History website (, viewed 17 October 2003.

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) | Economic conditions
Anglesey (Wales) | Statistics
Harbours | Wales | Anglesey

Personal names
Briercliffe , Robert Dyson , [alive 1930-1955]

Corporate names
Anglesey Territorial Army Association

Anglesey (Wales)
Beaumaris (Wales)

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