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Bangor University
Croesor Tramway Ledgers

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS CRTR

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Croesor Tramway Ledgers

Short Title: Croesor Tramway Ledgers

Creation date(s): 1864 August -1896 December

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 6 items

Name of creator(s): Croesor Tramway


Administrative/Biographical history: Croesor Tramway, Merionethshire, north Wales was a horse tramway carrying slates from the Palmerston, Fronboeth, Cefnbraich, Parc (Upper and Top), Croesor Bach and other small quarries to the Porthmadog quay, Caernarfonshire for shipping. The slates of the Gorseddau Quarry were also brought to this tramway. The Croesor Tramway, which had a gauge of 1ft 11.5 inches, was constructed by Hugh Beaver Roberts c. 1863. It ran from Porthmadog to the upper end of the Croesor Valley, a distance of about seven miles and in October 1863 a deed of mutual covenants was made between Roberts and the Rhosydd Slate Company Ltd, by which a wayleave was granted enabling the Rhosydd Company to construct a railway line and incline from its property to the Croesor Tramway. In 1865 the Croesor and Portmadoc Railway Act incorporated the Croesor and Portmadoc Railway Company, maintaining the existing railway from Carreg Hylldren to Porthmadog.


Scope and content/abstract: Comprises ledgers of the Croesor Tramway, Merionethshire, 1864-1896.


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, University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 588-593

Language codes: eng


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:


Related material: Also held at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor are the Croesor Quarry Papers . A collection level description is available on the Archives Hub .


Note: Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, May 2002.

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

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

Quarries and quarrying | Wales, North
Slate industry | Wales, North

Personal names

Corporate names
Croesor New Slate Company
Croesor and Portmadoc Railway


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