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Conwy and Colwyn Bay Joint Water Supply Board records

Reference code(s): GB 2008 CD87

Held at: Conwy Archive Service

Title: Conwy and Colwyn Bay Joint Water Supply Board Records

Short Title: Conwy and Colwyn Bay Joint Water Supply Board records

Creation date(s): 1844-1976

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 2.45 cubic metres (77 boxes, 21 vols, 3 bundles)

Name of creator(s): Conwy and Colwyn Bay Joint Water Supply Board; C. J. Lomax and Son, Manchester; Conwy Valley Water Supply Board

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: The Conwy and Colwyn Bay Joint Water Supply Board operated from the late 19th century, and supplied water to the area around Conwy, Caernarfonshire and Colwyn Bay, Denbighshire. The Board operated the Llandudno Waterworks. The engineer to the Board was from the firm of T. B. Farrington and Son between 1891-1957, until the business was taken over by C. J. Lomax and Son of Manchester. The Conwy and Colwyn Bay Joint Water Authority was succeeded by the Conwy Valley Water Supply Board in c. 1965.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Conwy and Colwyn Bay Joint Water Supply Board and Conwy Valley Water Supply Board, 1844-1976, including plans and charts, 1844-1954; financial records, 1893-1965; records of water levels, 1880-1964; letter books, 1926-1955; deeds and agreements relating to the Conwy and Colwyn Bay Joint Water Supply Board, 1892-1960; Conwy Valley Water Board, 1885-1971; Llandudno Urban District Council, [c. 1889-1931]; Nant Conwy Rural District Council, 1933-1954; Penmaenmawr Urban District Council, 1943; Penmachno water supply, 1896-1932; miscellaneous deeds and documents, 1894-1961; records relating to Llandudno Urban District Council and Waterworks, [c. 1875]-1976; records relating to Llandudno waterworks gaugings, 1880-1915; records of C. J. Lomax and Son relating to water supplies in Pwllheli, Penmaenmawr, Llanfairfechan, Ogwen, Nant Conwy, Dolwyddelan, Capel Curig, Cwm Penmachno, all in Caernarfonshire, Eglwys-bach, Llanrwst, in Denbighshire, 1913-1961; and records of the Conwy Valley Water Supply Board, 1964-1973.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following groups: Conwy and Colwyn Bay Joint Water Supply Scheme General; water levels; letter books; deeds and agreements; Llandudno U.D.C. water undertaking; Llandudno waterworks gaugings; Farrington and C. J. Lomax; financial records; and minutes and ledger, Conwy Valley Water Board.

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 and the National Library of Wales.

Language codes: eng

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: Deposited at Gwynedd Archive Service, Caernarfon Record Office. A further deposit was made in 1991.

Immediate source of acquisition: Transferred from Gwynedd Archive Service, 2000; Denbighshire Record Office, 2002.

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Conwy Archives Service, Schedule of the Conwy and Colwyn Bay Joint Water Supply Board Records.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: October 2003


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Water utilities | Wales | Records and correspondence
Waterworks | Wales

Personal names

Corporate names
C. J. Lomax and Son
Conwy Valley Water Supply Board
Conwy and Colwyn Bay Joint Water Supply Board
Llandudno (Wales) | Urban District Council
Llandudno Waterworks

Places
Caernarvonshire (Wales)
Colwyn Bay (Wales)
Conwy (Wales)
Denbighshire (Wales)
Llandudno (Wales)
Penmachno (Wales)
Penmaenmawr (Wales)

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