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Glamorgan Archives
Cardiff Corporation Waterworks, records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 WBC

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Cardiff Corporation Waterworks records

Short Title: Cardiff Corporation Waterworks, records

Creation date(s): 1859-1888

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.02 cubic metres

Name of creator(s): Cardiff Corporation Waterworks


Administrative/Biographical history: In 1850, a private waterworks company was formed under a private Act of Parliament to supply water to the town of Cardiff, Glamorgan. Originally the company pumped water from the River Ely to a reservoir at Penhill, Llandaff. Ten years later, two further reservoirs were established, at Cogan and Lisvane. In 1878, the private waterworks were acquired and operated by Cardiff Corporation.


Scope and content/abstract: Book of reference to plan of works, 1859; report, [late 19th century]; and specification of works, 1884-1888


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Record Office conditions apply

Finding aids: A handlist is available at the Glamorgan Record Office


Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:



Archivist's note: Compiled by David Morris for the ANW project. The following sources were used for compilation: Glamorgan Record Office finding aids; Rees, William Cardiff: A History of the City(1969) Cardiff

Rules or conventions: Description follows Archives Network Wales guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition; AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2005

Cardiff Corporation Waterworks | Archives
Waterworks | Wales | Cardiff

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