Pen y Caerau Woollen Mill Accounts

Scope and Content

A collection of six account books of the Pen y Caerau Woollen Mill, situated near Aberdaron on the Llyn peninsula, 1873 - 1912

Administrative / Biographical History

The woollen industry played an important part amongst Welsh industries up until the mid-nineteenth century. According to J. Geraint Jenkins in The Welsh Woollen Industry (1969), power looms were introduced into the industry in the eighteen eighties and nineties. Nevertheless, not all mills were equipped with modern power-driven looms, many, like the Pencaerau mill in Llyn, were still producing with hand-looms early in the present century. At least two people were employed at the mill between 1870 and 1912 when it finally closed.


Arranged chronologically and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users.

Acquisition Information

Presented to the Library of the University College of North Wales in August 1938.


Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, December 2001.

Other Finding Aids

A typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 2491 - 2496

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

Related Material

The records of another woollen factory and mill are held at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. For details regarding the Rhyd-y-gwystl Woollen Factory Accounts and the Records of the Ceiriog Valley Woollen Mills see catalogues at Archives Department and Archives Hub.


Jenkins, J. Geraint, The Welsh Woollen Industry (Cardiff 1969)