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Pembrokeshire Record Office
Miles, Dillwyn, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0213 D/MILES

Held at: Pembrokeshire Record Office

Title: Dillwyn Miles Papers

Short Title: Miles, Dillwyn, papers

Creation date(s): 1880-2000

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (Information to be supplied)

Name of creator(s): Dillwyn Miles


Administrative/Biographical history: Dillwyn Miles (b. 1916) was born in Newport, Pembrokeshire. After military service, he became involved in local government, and became a county, district and parish councillor. He served as mayor of Newport on four occasions, and mayor, and later sheriff, of the Town and County of Haverfordwest. He was a member of the Board of the Gorsedd of Bards for fifty years, Great Swordbearer, and then Herald Bard from 1966 to 1996. He was honorary secretary of the Pembrokeshire Local History Society, and is now president of the Pembrokeshire Historical Society. He was a member of the CPRW Executive Committee from 1947 to 1976, during which time he was active in the Pembrokeshire Branch. Miles has published a number of books including The Sheriffs of the County of Pembroke (1975), The Ancient Borough of Newport (1994) and Llwyngwair and the Bowen Family (2002); he also made radio broadcasts on wildlife and local history.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of Dillwyn Miles, 1880-2000, including correspondence, 1967-1995; and radio scripts, 1941-1967.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged by deposit and date.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy is available in Pembrokeshire Record Office.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Pembrokeshire Record Office have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are possible

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited 1999, 2002, 2003



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The archive contains some earleir materials accumulated by Miles.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Pembrokeshire Record Office, Dilwyn Miles Papers, catalogue; Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales, Homepage, (, viewed 10 June 2005; KnowUK (, viewed 10 June 2005.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: June 2005

Miles, Dillwyn | Archives
Pembrokeshire (Wales) | History

Personal names
Miles , Dillwyn

Corporate names

Newport (Pembrokeshire, Wales)
Pembrokeshire (Wales)

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