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Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office
Merionethshire maps and plans

Reference code(s): GB 0220 Z/CD

Held at: Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office

Title: Merionethshire Maps and Plans

Short Title: Merionethshire maps and plans

Creation date(s): 1817-1973

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: Information to be supplied

Name of creator(s): Merioneth County Council

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: From 1889, Merioneth (or Merionethshire) County Council created and used maps and plans for council offices, schools, hospitals, police stations and other buildings in the county. Earlier plans of railways, roads, harbours and bridges, deposited with the Clerk of the Peace, were also transferred to the County Council when it took over the administrative functions of the Court of Quarter Sessions. The Welsh Church Commission was set up in 1920 to take over the management of Church property and distribution of revenue. The Commission's duties included the collection of tithes; this involved liaison with the County Council as a rating authority.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Maps and plans relating to Merionethshire, 1817-1973, including bridges, 1834-1853; electricity supplies, 1898-1954; embankments, 1861-1862; enclosures, 1891; gas works, 1877-1911; harbours and piers, 1876-1914; railways, 1824-1959; roads, 1817-1864; water works, 1870-1956; Welsh Church Commissioners tithe rent books, 1926-1937; Merioneth County Council maps and plans, [c.1866]-1973, including county maps, 1934-1973; and miscellaneous maps, [c.1866]-[c.1969].

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Bridges; Electricity; Embankments; Enclosures; Fisheries; Gas works; Harbours and piers; Railways; Roads; Water works; Welsh Church Commissioners; Miscellaneous; and Merioneth County Council.

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: Records deposited with the Clerk of the Peace, Merioneth Court of Quarter Sessions before 1889.

Immediate source of acquisition: Source not recorded

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, Mapiau a Chynlluniau/ Maps and Plans, catalogue; Caernarfon Record Office, Cynlluniau Pensaer Y Sir/ County Architects' Plans, catalogue; Hey, David, Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History, (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1997).

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
Bridges | Wales | Gwynedd | Designs and plans
Gas companies | Wales | Gwynedd | Designs and plans
Gwynedd (Wales) | Maps
Harbours | Wales | Gwynedd | Designs and plans
Railways | Wales | Gwynedd | Designs and plans
Roads | Wales | Gwynedd | Designs and plans
Tithes | Wales | Gwynedd
Waterworks | Wales | Gwynedd | Designs and plans

Personal names

Corporate names
Merioneth (Wales) | County Council
Welsh Church Commission

Places
Merioneth (Wales)

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