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Bangor University
Glynrhonwy Slate Quarry Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS GSQ

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Glynrhonwy Slate Quarry Papers

Short Title: Glynrhonwy Slate Quarry Papers

Creation date(s): 1835 - 1916

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 6 items

Name of creator(s): Glynrhonwy Slate Quarry, Llanberis


Administrative/Biographical history: The Glynrhonwy Slate Quarry Company operated at Llanberis, an area of Gwynedd (formerly Caernarfonshire) in north Wales which developed originally because of growth in the slate-quarrying industry which was at its peak between 1850 and 1910. In 1915, the company was in liquidation. Under instructions from F.G. Wynn, the Caernarfon auctioneer Robert Griffith Jones held a sale of quarry equipment on 25 April 1916.


Scope and content/abstract: Material relating to Glynrhonwy Slate Quarry: Carriers' accounts, 1835-1839 Carriers' day books, Glynrhonwy Slate Quarry, 1835 - 1836 and Fachwen Quarry, July-October 1836 Ledger, 1865- 1879. Details of wage accounts with names of workers, divided into bargain men, day men, carter, tipper, clerk etc. Schedule of quarry effects and printed catalogue of plant, machinery, tools, etc., for sale, 1915-1916


Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: Material was received on separate occasions, 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: 419-420, 3229, 26341-26342

Language codes: eng


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:



Note: Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, June 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
Glynrhonwy Slate Quarry
Robert Griffith Jones (Firm)


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