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Bangor University
Land Question Inquiry Returns

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS LQ

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Land Question Inquiry Returns

Short Title: Land Question Inquiry Returns

Creation date(s): 1912

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 52 items

Name of creator(s): G. Hughes Roberts, J.P. of Glanrhyd, Edern, Caernarfonshire


Administrative/Biographical history: Reports on the Land Question in certain areas of North West Wales were made in the summer and autumn of 1912 in connection with the land campaign of the Liberal government.
In 1912, under the leadership of Prime Minister, Herbert Henry Asquith, the government passed that an inquiry be held into the land question. Individuals were appointed throughout Britain to conduct the inquiry and the person appointed to carry out the work in Anglesey, Caernarfonshire and parts of Denbighshire and Merionethshire was Mr G. Hughes Roberts of Glanrhyd, Edern. He was assisted in his work by Mr Ellis Davies MP and others.


Scope and content/abstract: A collection of completed forms relating to agricultural development, rating and conditions of tenancy and also to general conditions, housing and wages - part of the government's Land Question Inquiry in 1912. Only a few relate to urban districts. Some of the returns are full and candid. Others are scrappy and non-committal. The areas covered are:
Caernarfonshire Rural : parishes of Aberdaron, Abererch, Bodferin, Botwnnog, Bryncroes, Carnguwch, Clynnog Fawr, Cricieth, Edern, Dolbenmaen, Llandegwning, Llangybi, Llanarmon, Llanaelhaearn, Llanengan, Llangïan, Llangwnnadl, Llangybi, Llanfair-is-gaer, Llanystumdwy, Mellteyrn, Pistyll, Rhiw and Treflys.
Anglesey Rural : parishes of Aberffraw, Llangwyfan, Llanfaelog, Llanbadrig, Llandyfrydog, Llanfihangel Dinsylwy, Llanddeusant, Llanfaethlu, Llantrisant, Llannerchymedd, Rhodogeidio, Heneglwys, Llanfechell, Llanbadrig, Llangoed, Penmon, Penrhoslligwy, Rhosybol, Trewalchmai, as well as the western side of Anglesey.
Other rural counties : parish of Llandderfel and several parishes on the borders of Denbighshire and Merionethshire. Urban investigations : Beaumaris and Holyhead in Anglesey, Ffestiniog in Merionethshire and Llandudno and Caernarfon in Caernarfonshire.


Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: The papers have been incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts and arranged according to geographical areas.

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: An item level typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 1291-1342

Language codes: eng


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by G. Hughes Roberts, J.P. of Glanrhyd, Edern, Caernarfonshire, April 1934.



Note: Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, November 2001.

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

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

Agriculture and state | Wales, North
Land reform | Wales | Gwynedd

Personal names
Hughes Roberts , G. , alive 1912 , of Edern

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