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Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office
Braichgoch Slate Quarry Co. Ltd, records

Reference code(s): GB 0220 Z/M/614

Held at: Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office

Title: Braichgoch Slate Quarry Co. Ltd., Corris Records

Short Title: Braichgoch Slate Quarry Co. Ltd, records

Creation date(s): 1877-1906

Level of description: Fonds

Extent:

Name of creator(s): Braichgoch Slate Quarry Co. Ltd

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Braichgoch Slate Quarry, an underground quarry, was the largest and oldest quarry in Corris, Merionethshire. It had been mined since 1787. The Braich Goch Slate Quarry Company was formed in 1864. In 1878, the quarry employed 250 men and produced 7,000 tons of slab and roofing slate. In 1906, the company collapsed. The site was purchased by Dewi and Gwilym Lloyd of Aberllefenni in 1962, and operated until 1970.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Records of Braich Goch Slate Quarry Company Ltd, 1877-1906, comprising balance sheets, 1877-1906; account books, 1891-1906; and correspondence, 1905-1906.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: balance sheets; account books; and correspondence.

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 company papers came into the possession of the Lancashire County Archivist.

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), Braichgoch Slate Quarry Co. Ltd., Corris Records; Richards, Alun John, Slate quarrying in Wales (Llanrwst, 1995); Richards, Alun John, A Gazeteer of the Welsh Slate Industry (Llanrwst, 1991); King Arthur's Labyrinth (www.wales-underground.org.uk) viewed 5th November 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
Braich Goch Slate Quarry Co. | Archives
Quarries and quarrying | Wales | Gwynedd
Slate industry | Wales | Gwynedd | Archives

Personal names

Corporate names
Braich Goch Slate Quarry Co.

Places
Corris (Wales)

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