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Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office
Records of Merionethshire Drainage Board

Reference code(s): GB 0220 Z/DCC

Held at: Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office

Title: Records of Merionethshire Drainage Board

Short Title: Records of Merionethshire Drainage Board

Creation date(s): 1830-1960

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (31 items)

Name of creator(s): Merionethshire Rivers Catchment Board

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: The Merionethshire Rivers Catchment Board was established by the Land Drainage Act 1930. The Board had responsibility for watercourses in the county while responsibility for drains lay with the internal drainage boards, including Harlech and Maentwrog, Mawddach and Union and Ardudwy Marsh Internal Drainage Districts. The River Boards Act, 1948, created water boards which took over the powers of catchment boards, fishing boards and pollution prevention authorities.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Merionethshire Rivers Catchment Board, 1932-1960, including minute books, 1934-1954; financial records, 1932-1951; correspondence and related records, 1939-1951; Harlech and Maentwrog Internal Drainage District administrative records, 1938-1955; Mawddach and Union Internal Drainage District administrative records, 1939-1960; Ardudwy Marsh Internal Drainage Board correspondence and related records, 1940-1951; and miscellaneous papers, 1950-1954.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Minute books; Financial; Files; Miscellaneous

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Meirionnydd Archives and the National Library of Wales.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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:

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

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, Records of Merionethshire Rivers Catchment Board, catalogue; The Association of Drainage Authorities Homepage, (http://www.ada.org.uk/home.htm), viewed 18 October 2004.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: October 2004


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Drainage | Wales | Gwynedd
Flood control | Wales | Gwynedd
Merioneth (Wales). | Rivers Catchment Board | Archives
Rivers | Regulation | Wales | Gwynedd

Personal names

Corporate names
Ardudwy Marsh Internal Drainage Board
Harlech and Maentwrog Internal Drainage Board
Llanfrothen Internal Drainage Board
Mawddach and Union Internal Drainage Board
Merioneth (Wales) | Rivers Catchment Board

Places
Merioneth (Wales)

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