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Conwy Archive Service
Conwy Library collection

Reference code(s): GB 2008 CX39

Held at: Conwy Archive Service

Title: Conwy Library Collection

Short Title: Conwy Library collection

Creation date(s): 1875-1980

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.2 cubic metres (7 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Conwy Library


Administrative/Biographical history: The collection was accumulated by Conwy Public Library, Caernarfonshire, partly from records of Conwy Town Council and its successor bodies, but mainly from other sources.


Scope and content/abstract: Collection of Conwy Library, Caernarfonshire, 1875-1980, including newspapers, 1891-1896; records relating to the Conway School Board Controversy, 1877-1895; Medical Officer of Health reports, 1895-1907; Conway rates, 1928; records relating to Conway mills,including Gyffin Mill, 1962; records relating to the proposed demolition of Telford's Suspension Bridge, 1965; records relating to the Conway Oar, [1983]; maps and plans, 1893-1964; and records relating to the Llandudno/Conwy District Plan, 1980.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Conwy miscellanea; newspapers; The Conway School Board controversy; Medical Officer of Health reports; Conway rates; Conway mills; The proposed demolition of Telfords's Suspension Bridge, 1965; The Conway Oar; maps and plans; and Llandudno/Conwy District Plan.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Conwy Archives Service.

Language codes: engwel


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

Accruals: Accruals are possible

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Transferred by Conwy Library 2001-2003.



Note: Title supplied from contents of collector

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Conwy Archives Service, Conwy Library Collection; National Trust website (, viewed 21 October 2003; Linda Hall Library website (, viewed 21 October 2003; Castles Wales website (, viewed 21 October 2003; Conwy County Borough website (, viewed 21 October 2003; personal correspondence with Conwy Library, 23 October 2003; Gwynedd Archives Service, Place Index: Restricted List of Place Names; Information from Susan Ellis, Conway Archives Service 24 October; North Wales Weekly News, 3 June 1966.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2 and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: October 2003

Conwy (Wales) | Maps
Conwy (Wales) | Newspapers
Mills and mill-work | Wales | Conwy
School boards | Wales | Conwy

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