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Powys County Archives Office
Lake Vyrnwy, photograph album

Reference code(s): GB 0223 M/X/80

Held at: Powys County Archives Office

Title: Photograph album of Lake Vyrnwy

Short Title: Lake Vyrnwy, photograph album

Creation date(s): 1882-[1889]

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (1 volume)

Name of creator(s): Jas Leach


Administrative/Biographical history: Lake Vyrnwy (Llyn Efyrnwy), Llanwddyn, Montgomeryshire, is a reservoir supplying water to the city of Liverpool. Construction of the masonry dam began in 1881 and was completed in 1888. Eunant Hall and the original village of Llanwddyn were submerged under the lake. Aspects of the construction were photographed by Jas Leach of Rhos on Sea, Colwyn Bay.


Scope and content/abstract: Photographs, 1882-[1889], depicting the building of the dam, views of the valley and Llanwyddyn as it was originally and just prior to flooding, the opening of the dam by George V, Conwy Tunnel inlet and Marchnant Tunnel inlet and dam.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

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: No information found



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, Photograph album of Lake Vyrnwy (M/X/80), catalogue; Powys Digital History Project website (, viewed 20 April 2005; Gathering the Jewels website (, viewed 20 April 2005.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: April 2005

Dams | Wales | Powys | Photographs
Llanwddyn (Wales) | Photographs
Reservoirs | Wales | Powys

Personal names
Leach , Jas , fl. 1881-1889

Corporate names

Lake Vyrnwy (Wales)
Llanwddyn (Wales)

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