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Glamorgan Archives
Barry Port and Pilotage records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 DXSS

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Barry Port and Pilotage records

Short Title: Barry Port and Pilotage records

Creation date(s): 1847-1957

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.02 cubic metres (40 papers, 15 booklets, 3 volumes, 6 cards, 2 files)

Name of creator(s): Barry Pilotage Authority


Administrative/Biographical history: The first Barry Docks were constructed in 1884-1889 and the Barry Pilotage Board was constituted in 1889. The Board consisted of three directors of the Barry Dock and Railway Company, and up to nine additional members comprising ship owners, pilots and a nominee of the Board of Trade.


Scope and content/abstract: Annual statements of account, 1928-1956; Bristol Channel Pilots' Association rules and standing orders, c 1920; committee minute books, 1945-1957; pilotage rates, 1911-1956; pilotage and docks acts, 1847-1921; The Pilot, 1930-1937; apprenticeship indenture, 1909; discharge certificates, 1915-1919.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply

Finding aids: A full version of the catallogue can be searched online at


Accruals: Accruals are possible

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited at the Glamorgan Archives by a private individual, 1972


Related material: Related units of description held at the Glamorgan Archives: DX892 Barry Pilotage Board


Archivist's note: Compiled by David Morris for the ANW project. The following sources were used for compilation: Glamorgan Archives finding aids; National Maritime Museum website (; Glamorgan Record Office Maritime Records leaflet

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

Date(s) of descriptions: September 2004

Pilots and pilotage | Wales | Barry

Personal names

Corporate names
Barry Pilotage Board
Bristol Channel Pilots Association

Barry (Wales)

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