Castell Slate Quarry, Plasgwynant, Beddgelert, Papers

Scope and Content

Papers relating to Castell Slate Quarry, [1854]-1879, including deeds, 1861-1877; and correspondence, 1862-1879.

Administrative / Biographical History

Castell Slate Quarry, Plasgwynant, Beddgelert, Caernarfonshire, dates from the 18th century or earlier. In 1862, the quarry was part of the Vawdrey family estate in Caernarfonshire. Benjamin Llewelyn Vawdrey, of Middlewich, Cheshire, attempted to lease the quarry to several parties, including Richard Harrison, solicitor, of Holywell, Flintshire.

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Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Castell Slate Quarry, Plasgwynant, Beddgelert Papers, catalogue.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Caernarfon Record Office, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

Some papers were removed by the donor prior to deposit in the Caernarfon Record Office.

Custodial History

The papers were collected by Benjamin Llewelyn Vawdrey of Tushingham Hall, Cheshire.


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