Railway Papers - Quarter Sessions papers

Scope and Content

Railway Papers, Anglesey - Quarter Sessions papers.

Administrative / Biographical History

Courts of Quarter Sessions were introduced into Wales following the Acts of Union of 1536 and 1543, and took their name from the fact that they met at quarterly intervals throughout the year. Until the establishment of county and district councils in 1888 and 1894, they were responsible for both judicial matters and the civil administration of the county, including the building and maintenance of roads, railways and bridges.


Arranged into the following: Anglesey Railway; London and North Western Railway (LNWR); Anglesey Central Railway; Valley to Amlwch Light Railway; and Anglesey Central Railway.

Access Information

Dim cyfyngiadau/No Restrictions.

Acquisition Information

These records were deposited with the Clerk of the Peace.


Os gwelwch yn dda archebwch y dogfenau gan ddefnyddio y rhif cyfeirnod amgen (lle ddarperidd) / Please order documents using the alternative reference number (where provided)

Other Finding Aids

Mae copiau clawr caled o`r catalogau ar gael yn Archifau Ynys Môn ac yn y Gofrestr Cenedlaethol Archifau. Polisi Archifau Ynys Môn yw catalogio yn iaith y ddogfen./Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Archifau Ynys Môn / Anglesey Archives and the National Register of Archives. It is the policy of Archifau Ynys Môn / Anglesey Archives to catalogue in the language of the document.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Cyflwr da /Good condition

Archivist's Note

Compiled by David Moore for the ANW project. The following sources were consulted in the compilation of this description: Archifau Ynys Môn / Anglesey Archives, Catalogue, Quarter Sessions Records.

Appraisal Information

Mae'r holl gofnodiadau sy'n cydymffurfio â pholisi casglu Swyddfa Gofnodi Cyngor Sir Ynys Môn wedi eu cadw /All records which meet the collection policy of the Anglesey Archives have been retained.

Custodial History

The original Quarter Sessions records had been broken down prior to their receipt by Anglesey County Record Office.


Mae croniadau yn bosibl/Accruals are possible

Related Material

Gweler hefyd / See also: WCD/26 - 33, 35 - 51

Credir fod lleoliad gwreiddiol y dogfennau uchod gyda dogfennau'r Llys Chwarter.

The original provenance of the above documents is believed to have been with the Quarter Sessions records.

Gweler hefyd / See also: WCC/71 1892-1912 Minute Book: Miscellaneous Committees.

WCC/89 1896-1901 Minute Book: Light Railways Committee.