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Bangor University
Malltraeth Marsh Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS MMAR

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Malltraeth Marsh Papers

Short Title: Malltraeth Marsh Papers

Creation date(s): 1790-1918

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 61 items

Name of creator(s): Not known


Administrative/Biographical history: Northwards along the coast from Newborough in Anglesey, north Wales is an estuary formed by the Afon Cefni which flows across the island from a point north of Llangefni. Much of this river flows through a low-lying valley, forming the Malltraeth Marsh/Cors Ddyga. The river flowed without restriction through this area, until 1810 when an embankment was built to exclude the sea's tidal influences. The river was subsequently canalised reclaiming much of the area for agriculture. Many parts of the valley still have a wet meadow environment, and are protected as sites of scientific interest.


Scope and content/abstract: Comprises: Copy of report and estimate relating to proposals for draining Malltraeth Marsh in 1787 A plan of the allotments of Malltraeth/Cors Ddyga Marsh, 1790 A map of the coal works and strata, Anglesey coal basin and allotments on Malltraeth/Cors Ddyga Marsh, no date File of correspondence and papers relating to A Bill to alter, amend and extend the Acts for inclosing, embanking and draining the Marsh called Malltraeth and Cors Ddyga in the county of Anglesey, and to provide for the maintenance of the Embankments and Drainage , 1859 Accounts and letters relating to the Malltraeth Marsh Drainage Commissioners, 1859-1918


Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: Material is arranged in chronological order and 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: Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 118-118A, 24807, 26941, 32696-32752

Language codes: eng wel


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:


Related material: Also held at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor is a map accompanying a report relating to the proposed drainage of Malltraeth Marsh in 1787, reference number: Bodorgan Manuscripts: 1583 . Also held at the Department is a copy of an Act of Parliament relating to embankment of the marsh in 1790, reference number: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 35317


Note: Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, April 2002.

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

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

Coal mines and mining | Wales | Anglesey
Marshes | Wales | Anglesey

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Malltraeth Marsh Commissioners

Malltraeth Marsh (Wales)

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