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Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office
Caernarfonshire County Architect's plans

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XC/A

Held at: Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Title: Caernarfonshire County Architect's Plans

Short Title: Caernarfonshire County Architect's plans

Creation date(s): 1860-1973

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: Information to be supplied

Name of creator(s): Caernarfonshire County Council, County Architect's Department


Administrative/Biographical history: Formed under the Local Government Act 1888, Caernarfonshire County Council took over many administrative duties of the Court of Quarter Sessions, such as responsibility for roads, bridges, county rates, county buildings, the police force, and licensing. In 1889, the administrative and welfare responsibilities were transferred to the first elected county council. Further responsibilities, for secondary education, technical education and agriculture, were later added. The County Architect's Department created and used plans for council offices, schools, hospitals, buildings used by the emergency services and many others in Caernarfonshire. In 1974, the county was combined with Anglesey, most of Merionethshire and parts of Denbighshire to become the county of Gwynedd.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Caernarfonshire County Architect's Department, 1860-1973, including plans for schools, 1897-1969; hospitals and health centres, 1922-1966; institutions, 1935-1945; Offices of Weights and Measures, 1898-1939; emergency services buildings, 1946-1964; wartime measures, 1940-1942; and miscellaneous papers, 1860-1973.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into three groups: Group one consists of Conwy Institution, Pwllheli Institution, Bangor County Hospital, schools and miscellaneous; Group two consists of schools, Offices of Weights and Measures and miscellaneous plans; Group three consists of schools, health, institutions, County Council offices, emergency services, wartime measure and miscellaneous.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Caernarfon Record Office and the National Library of Wales.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records transferred to Caernarfon Record Office have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The archive contains some earlier papers accumulated by the Department.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Cynlluniau Pensaer Y Sir/ County Architects' Plans, catalogue.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: July 2004

Buildings | Wales | Gwynedd | Photographs
Caernarvonshire (Wales). | County Council. | County Architect's Dept. | Archives
Hospitals | Wales | Gwynedd | Designs and plans
School buildings | Wales | Gwynedd | Designs and plans
Weights and measures | Law and legislation | Wales | Gwynedd

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Caernarvonshire (Wales) | County Council. | County Architect's Dept.

Caernarvonshire (Wales)

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