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Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office
Croesor United Slate Company Ltd, records

Reference code(s): GB 0220 Z/DAW

Held at: Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office

Title: Croesor United Slate Company Ltd Records

Short Title: Croesor United Slate Company Ltd, records

Creation date(s): 1840-1877

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: Information to be supplied

Name of creator(s): Croesor United Slate Company Limited


Administrative/Biographical history: The Croesor slate quarries consisted of Croesor and Parc quarries. Croesor Slate Quarry, Penrhyndeudraeth, Merionethshire, first opened in the 1850s. Operated by Croesor United Slate Co. Ltd, it closed in 1878. From 1864 slate was transported along the Croesor Tramway to Porthmadog, Caernarfonshire. The quarry was later reopened in 1895, under the management of the engineer Moses Kellow (1862-1943).


Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Croesor United Slate Company Limited, 1840-1877, including records of meetings, 1865-1876; financial records, 1861-1876; shipping records, 1863-1874; correspondence, 1863-1877; postcards, 1872-1876; Post Office telegraphs, 1872-1874; cheques, 1861-1876; press-cuttings, 1866-1876; legal documents, 1864-1876; shares and debentures, 1861-1876; Directors' reports, 1861-1873; expenditure records, 1863-1875; plans and maps, 1840-1875; receipts, 1857-[c.1876]; official correspondence with shareholders, 1861-1876; and records relating to liquidation, 1873-1876.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged by type and chronologically.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

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


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Meirionnydd Archives have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:


Related material: Further records are National Library of Wales, Croesor Slate Quarries Records


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Archifdy Meirionnydd Archives, Croesor United Slate Company Ltd Papers, catalogue; NLW, Schedule of Croesor Slate Quarries Records; Richards, Alun John, A Gazeteer of the Welsh Slate Industry (Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, 1991); Richards, Alun John, Slate Quarrying in Wales (Llanwrst, 1995).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: October 2004

Croesor United Slate Company | Archives
Quarries and quarrying | Wales | Gwynedd
Slate industry | Wales | Gwynedd | Archives

Personal names

Corporate names
Croesor Slate Quarry (Llanfrothen, Wales)
Croesor United Slate Company

Croesor (Wales : quarry)
Croesor (Wales)
Penrhyndeudraeth (Wales)

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