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Powys County Archives Office
Powysland Museum, additional papers

Reference code(s): GB 0223 M/X/28

Held at: Powys County Archives Office

Title: Records transferred from Powysland Museum

Short Title: Powysland Museum, additional papers

Creation date(s): 1664-1960 (mainly 1790-1960)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (72 items). Extent includes M/D/PM.

Name of creator(s): Powysland Museum, Welshpool


Administrative/Biographical history: Powysland Museum was founded in 1874 in Welshpool, Montgomeryshire. It became the responsibility of Powys County Council in 1974. Over time the museum acquired archival material. Welshpool dispensary was opened in an old woollen warehouse in 1827. In 1849 the upper rooms were used as an emergency hospital during a cholera epidemic.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of Powysland Museum, 1790-1960, including deeds relating to Welshpool Dispensary, 1868-1960; deeds relating to Welshpool and Guilsfield, Montgomeryshire, 1790-1915; miscellaneous solicitors' papers, 1836-1845; miscellaneous letters, 1838-1888.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: title deeds relating to Welshpool Dispensary; miscellaneous records.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Powys County Archives Service.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Transferred from Powysland Museum, Welshpool, 1989.


Related material: Further papers transferred from Powysland Museum are in Powys County Archives Service, M/D/PM.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Powys County Archives Service, Records transferred from Powysland Museum, Welshpool (M/X/28), catalogue; The Powysland Club website (, viewed 21 March 2005.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: March 2005

Deeds | Wales | Powys
Deeds | Wales | Welshpool
Solicitors | Wales | Powys | Archives

Personal names

Corporate names
Powysland Museum
Welshpool Dispensary

Montgomeryshire (Wales)
Welshpool (Wales)

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