Papers of the Barmouth Harbour Trust

Scope and Content

Records of the Barmouth Harbour Trust, 1797-1930, including correspondence, 1800-1921; deeds and related records, 1800-1904; vouchers, 1801-1923; financial records, 1851-1930; minutes of quarterly meetings, 1856-1894; notices, 1902-1917; and miscellaneous papers, 1797-1929.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Barmouth Harbour Trust was founded by Act of Parliament in 1797, `for repairing, deepening and preserving the Harbour' of Barmouth, Merionethshire. The main problem facing the Trust during the second half of the nineteenth century was the silting up of the harbour. In 1930, Barmouth Urban District Council took over the effects and role of the Trust, in accordance with the Barmouth Urban District Council Act of 1929, so that a sea defence scheme could be undertaken at Barmouth.


Arranged chronologically

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

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Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Archifdy Meirionnydd Archives, Papurau Ymmdiriedolaeth Harbwr Abermaw/ Papers of the Barmouth Harbour Trust, catalogue; NLW, Barmouth Harbour Trust records, catalogue.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Meirionnydd Archives, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives. The catalogue is available online.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Meirionnydd Archives have been retained.


Accruals are not expected

Related Material

Further material is the National Library of Wales, Barmouth Harbour Trust Records.

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