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Pembrokeshire Record Office
Milford Docks Company, records

Reference code(s): GB 0213 D/MDC

Held at: Pembrokeshire Record Office

Title: Milford Docks Company Records and Correspondence

Short Title: Milford Docks Company, records

Creation date(s): 1803-1972

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: to be added

Name of creator(s): Milford Docks Company


Administrative/Biographical history: Milford Docks Company was incorporated by Act of Parliament in 1874. Initially, the aim was to construct a Dockland area that would establish Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, as a major port. In 1876, the Port Sanitary Authority (now known as the Milford Haven Port Authority) was created. The docks was opened in 1888 and in 1898, the Great Western Railway extended its services into Milford Haven Docks. The Dock Company appears to have developed its operations into Milford Lands Ltd, Milford Haven Railway and Estate Company, and Milford and St Brides Bay Light Railway.


Scope and content/abstract: Milford Docks Company, Board of Directors minutes, 1874-1962; Milford Lands Ltd records, 1910-1952; managers correspondence and legal papers, [c. 1880]-1969, including Milford Docks Employee Hospital Fund, 1924-1950; Milford Haven Railway and Estate Company, [c. 1880]-1896; various plans; ship's entry and departure books, 1890-1969; fishing ledgers, 1891-1954; registers of vessels, 1888-1968; secretary correspondence with legal and parliamentary papers and annual reports, 1803-1972, including with the Great Western Railway Company, 1874-1927; Milford and St Brides Bay Light Railway, 1911-1926; and miscellaneous printed materials, newspaper cuttings and photo albums, [c. 1880]-1972


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following : Board of Directors; Milford Lands Ltd; managers; secretary; and miscellaneous.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws apply.

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


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

Accruals: Accruals are possible.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited, 1980-1993.



Note: Title from content of fonds.

Archivist's note: ompiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Pembrokeshire Record Office, Milford Docks Company Records and Correspondence; Milford Docks website ( viewed 13th July 2005

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

Date(s) of descriptions: July 2005.

Docks | Wales | Milford Haven
Harbours | Wales | Milford Haven
Milford Haven Dock and Railway Company | Records and correspondence
Milford Lands Ltd | Records and correspondence
Shipping | Wales | Pembrokeshire

Personal names

Corporate names
Great Western Railway (Great Britain)
Milford Docks Company
Milford Lands Ltd
Milford Railway and Estate Company
Milford and St Brides Bay Light Railway Company

Milford Haven (Wales)

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