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Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office
Rhiwbach Slate Quarry, Blaenau Ffestiniog, records

Reference code(s): GB 0220 Z/M/79

Held at: Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office

Title: Files of the Rhiwbach Slate Quarry, Blaenau Ffestiniog

Short Title: Rhiwbach Slate Quarry, Blaenau Ffestiniog, records

Creation date(s): 1875-1929

Level of description: Fonds

Extent:

Name of creator(s): Rhiwbach Slate Quarry, Blaenau Ffestiniog; Plas Coch Hotel, Bala

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: The Rhiwbach Slate Quarry has been commercially exploited since 1812. The quarry was electrified in 1934 and finally closed in 1953.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Rhiwbach Quarry records, comprising correspondence and papers, 1875-1915, including blue-prints translated from French; arrival book of the Plas Coch Hotel, Bala, 1862-1870; pamphlets, 1903-1910; bilingual circular letters, 1921, 1929; and plans, [undated].

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: file of correspondence; Plas Coch hotel arrival book; pamphlets; circular letter; and plans.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Meirionnydd Archives, the National Register of Archives and the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available online.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history: The Quarry records passed to Mrs R. E. Jones, together with those of the Plas Coch Hotel, Bala, Meritionethshire.

Immediate source of acquisition:

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Meirionnydd Archives, Miscellaneous Collection (Dolgellau), Files of the Rhiwbach Slate Quarry, Blaenau Ffestiniog; Richards, Alun John A Gazeteer of the Welsh Slate Industry(Llanrwst, 1991)

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
Rhiwbach Slate Quarry (Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales) | Archives
Slate industry | Wales | Blaenau Ffestiniog

Personal names

Corporate names
Plas Coch Hotel (Bala, Wales)
Rhiwbach Slate Quarry (Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales)

Places
Bala (Wales)
Blaenau Ffestiniog (Wales)

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