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Flintshire Record Office
Jones, J. A., surveyor, collection of mine surveys

Reference code(s): GB 0208 D/DM/1183

Held at: Flintshire Record Office

Title: John Albert Jones, Chartered Surveyor, MSS

Short Title: Jones, J. A., surveyor, collection of mine surveys

Creation date(s): [1848]-1990 (accumulated [1923]-1990)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 148 items

Name of creator(s): John Albert Jones, ARICS (1906-1991)


Administrative/Biographical history: John Albert Jones, ARICS (1906-1991), of South Bank, Rhyddyn Hill, Caergwrle, Flintshire, was a surveyor at Llay Hall Colliery, Llay, Denbighshire, 1923-1947. He subsequently went into private practice as a chartered surveyor, specialising in collieries, metalliferous mines, and slate and other quarries in north Wales. He collected historical items in connection with his work. He was a member of the Royal Observer Corps in 1947.


Scope and content/abstract: Plans and other papers drawn and collected by J. A. Jones, [1848]-1990, including sections, plans, statistics, correspondence and other papers relating to Llay Hall Colliery, [early 20th century]-1984; plans and sections of Brymbo, Brynmally, Cefn-y-bedd, Coed Talon, Coed-y-felin, Copy, Ffrith, Ffrwd, Glascoed, Grosvenor, Hafod Abley, Hazlewood, Hope, Llay Main, Pen-y-coed, Plas Mostyn, Pont Plas Maen, Talwrn, Ty'n Twll and Woodland collieries, and fireclay mines in Flintshire and Denbighshire, [1848]-1984; plans relating to Holywell-Halkyn Mining and Tunnel Co., [late 19th century]- 1990, and Park lead mines, [mid-19th century]; plans and sections of Cambrian Quarries, Lloyd's Quarries, Moel Ferna Quarries, Parc-y-meirch Quarry and Voel Quarry, [?1951]-1982; geological maps relating to areas of Flintshire, Denbighshire, Cheshire and Shropshire, 1888-1928; and papers of J. A. Jones as a member of the Royal Observer Corps, 1947.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: coal and fireclay mines; lead mines; quarries; and miscellaneous.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Flintshire Record Office and the National Register of Archives.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained except items transferred to Gwynedd Archives.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:


Related material: Items relating to slate quarries in Gwynedd are in Gwynedd Archives Service.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Flintshire Record Office, J. A. Jones MSS.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2004

Coal mines and mining | Wales, North | Maps
Geology | Wales | Denbighshire | Maps
Geology | Wales | Flintshire | Maps
Mine surveying | Wales, North
Mines and mineral resources | Wales, North | Maps

Personal names
Jones , J. A. (John Albert) , 1906-1991

Corporate names
Holywell-Halkyn Mining and Tunnel Co.
Llay Hall Colliery Company

Brymbo (Wrexham, Wales)
Flintshire (Wales)

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