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Powys County Archives Office

Reference code(s): GB 0223 R/X/37-46

Held at: Powys County Archives Office

Title: Miscellaneous

Short Title: miscellaneous

Creation date(s): 1857-1991

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: Information to be found out

Name of creator(s): Various


Administrative/Biographical history: There is material relating to touring in the county of Radnorshire. Patricia Parris wrote The trial of Mary Morgan - a quest, in 1991. Walter Harold Powell was involved in preparations for the Llandrindod Wells War Memorial after the Second World War. Miss R.W. Probert (b. 1906) visited Llandrindod Wells when she was three years old. She was staying with her family at the Landsdowne Hotel, South Crescent. Stanage parish was originally part of the parish of Brampton Bryan. The Rev. John Rogers, resided at Stanage Park at the foot of the Radnorshire hills. W. J. H Watkins was a teacher at the Grammar School, and later the Secondary Modern; also a supply teacher and a keen photographer of Nantywellan. The dams and reservoirs in the beautiful Elan valley were built in order to supply the people living in Birmingham with water. The Elan estate is very important for land birds in Wales. There are papers relating to Pentre Moel, Aberedw, Radnorshire.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers relating to touring in Radnorshire, 1970-1984; possible manuscript for The trial of Mary Morgan - a quest, 1991; photographs relating to Walter Harold Powell, 1913-1922; material relating to visitors to Llandrindod, 1909; papers relating to Knighton and Stanage, 1857-1933; picture postcards of the Elan valley, c. 1950s; papers relating to W. J. H. Watkins, 1918-c.1935; and papers relating to Pentre Moel, Aberedw, 1967-1972.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy is available at the Powys County Archives Service.


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: The items were previously miscoded R/DX/18. Photocopies were donated by Mr Walter Harold Powell, Llandrindod Wells, of photographs and other memorabilia. Miscellaneous papers and those relating to Stanage Park, Knighton were purchased in 1991. Picture postcards of the Elan Valley dams were donated by R. Bailey, Builth Wells. The items relating to Pentre-Moel, Aberedw were donated by Mrs. Rablen. There is an item donated by Richard Morgan, Llandrindod Wells, in 1992. Some photocopies were donated by Miss R. W. Probert.

Immediate source of acquisition:



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Powys County Archives Service, Miscellaneous; Genuki website (, viewed 30 March 2005; Victorian Powys for schools website (, viewed 30 March 2005; Elan Dams and Powys website (, viewed 30 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


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