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Anglesey Archives
Bulkeley Arms Hotel, Beaumaris, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0221 WDAAC

Held at: Anglesey Archives

Title: Bulkeley Arms Hotel, Beaumaris, Papers

Short Title: Bulkeley Arms Hotel, Beaumaris, papers

Creation date(s): 1854-1984

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.477 cubic metres (248 items)

Name of creator(s): Bulkeley Arms Hotel


Administrative/Biographical history: The Bulkeley family was the leading Anglesey family in the seventeenth century. The hotel was built as a Georgian showpiece in 1832; it was designed by the architect Mr Hansom, and is situated in Castle Street, Beaumaris, Anglesey. In 1832, Princess Victoria stayed at the Bulkeley Arms Hotel, and there have been many other notable guests.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of the Bulkeley Arms Hotel, 1902-1984, including accounts, 1937-1983; visitors books, 1902-1982; papers relating to hotel staff, 1949-1984; papers relating to alterations to hotel building, 1963-1979; memorabilia, 1900-1982, and miscellaneous papers, 1854-1975.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: accounts; hotel guests; hotel staff; alterations to hotel building; miscellaneous documents; and memorabilia.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Physical characteristics: Some papers relating to the hotel staff, 1949-1984, are damaged by damp.

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: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Acquired, 1985



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were consulted in the compilation of this description: Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Record Office, Bulkeley Arms Hotel, Beaumaris, 1985; Senior, Michael, Anglesey, The Island's Story (Llanrwst 1987), Hotel Finders UK & Ireland website (, viewed 12 June 2003; Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940 (London, 1959); Nicholas, Thomas, Annals and Antiquities of the Counties and County Families of Wales (Baltimore, 1991 (fascimile of 1875 ed.); Anglesey Antiquarian Society and Field Club, Transactions 1939 and 1961; Richards, Melville, An Atlas of Anglesey (Anglesey Community Council, 1972).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: June 2003

Hotels | Wales | Beaumaris | Records and correspondence

Personal names

Corporate names
Bulkeley Arms

Beaumaris (Wales)

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