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Glamorgan Archives
Cardiff Docks collection

Reference code(s): GB 0214 DX683

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Cardiff Docks collection

Short Title: Cardiff Docks collection

Creation date(s): 1888-c1970

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.08 cubic metres (4 volumes, 6 papers, 4 photographs, 1 booklet, 6 plans, 1 bundle)

Name of creator(s): Desmond Williams


Administrative/Biographical history: The Great Western Railway company operated a dry dock in Cardiff, Glamorgan, in the 20th century.


Scope and content/abstract: Great Western Railway dry dock stemming diary, 1924-1965; dock register and log, 1948-1967; dockman's notebook, 1939-1952; specification for steel swing bridge, 1903; dock plans, 1888-1970; photographs of floods in Canton, Cardiff, 1961; Church Monthly magazine, 1903.


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 possible

Archival history: The records appear to have been passed on to the successor dock operators.

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited at the Glamorgan Record Office by a private individual, 1991-1995.



Archivist's note: Compiled by David Morris for the ANW project. The following source was used for compilation: Glamorgan Record Office finding aids.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: November 2004

Docks | Wales | Cardiff | Archives
Docks | Wales | Cardiff | Designs and plans
Floods | Wales | Canton (Cardiff) | Photographs

Personal names
Williams , Desmond , shipping manager

Corporate names
Great Western Railway (Great Britain) | Docks Department

Cardiff (Wales)

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