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Bangor University
Proposed London to Porth Dinllaen Railway Report

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS VIG

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Proposed London to Porth Dinllaen Railway Report

Short Title: Proposed London to Porth Dinllaen Railway Report

Creation date(s): 1837 November 29

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 1 item

Name of creator(s): Charles Blacker Vignoles

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: In 1844 the construction of the Chester and Holyhead Railway was authorised in order to speed up communication between London and Ireland. As a result, Holyhead grew into an important port. Previously, proposals had been made for the railway route to go from Bangor to Porth Dinllaen.
For an account of the career of Charles Blacker Vignoles, 1793-1875, Civil Engineer, consult Life of C.B. Vignoles by O.J. Vignoles, 1889.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Report on the various lines by which a railway could be carried from London to Porth Dinllaen in north Wales, made by Charles B. Vignoles, Civil Engineer. It is addressed to the Commissioners for Enquiring into the best system of Railway Communications through Ireland. The document is written in a clear hand and bears evidence to the logical precision and professional ability of the great railway engineer.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: Incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Conditions governing access: Open to all users.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

Finding aids: A typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference number : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 400

Language codes: eng

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Further papers relating to Charles Blacker Vignoles are held at the British Library.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, April 2003.

Rules or conventions: Created following ISAD(G) and Archives Hub Data Creation Guidelines

Date(s) of descriptions: Prior to 16-11-2004


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Harbours | Wales | Porth Dinllaen | History
Railways | Wales | Porth Dinllaen

Personal names
Vignoles , Charles Blacker , 1793-1875

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