Danylan Building Club, Pontypridd, Records

Scope and Content

Signed minutes book

Administrative / Biographical History

A meeting was held at the Castell Ifor Hotel, Hopkinstown on 9 March 1905 to discuss the formation of a Building Club that would promote the construction of 50 houses on the Vaughan Lee Estate, Pwllgwaun near Pontypridd. The Club appointed a chairman, Patrick Gowan, drew up a list of subscription paying members and established Rules. It subsequently negotiated finance with the local London and Midland Bank, oversaw the designs put forward by A O Evans Williams Architects, Pontypridd and appointed the builders Jones, Humphreys and Owen of Cilfynydd. By September 1906 the first twelve houses on Danylan Road had been built with tenants paying 27 shillings per month rent. The remaining houses were built soon after. The Club dissolved 31 December 1911.


Chronological within record series.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information

Transferred from Pontypridd Historical Centre Jun 2013

Other Finding Aids

A detailed catalogue is available online

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Fair condition

Archivist's Note

Compiled by H Thomas for Glamorgan Archives

Conditions Governing Use

Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.

Appraisal Information

All records which meet the collection policy of Glamorgan Archives have been retained.

Custodial History

Pontypridd Historical Centre received the record from the local authority when it was clearing office space. The Centre subsequently transferred the record to Glamorgan Archives June 2013.


Accruals are not expected.

Related Material

Records of Pontypridd Urban District Council (Ref UDPP) held at Glamorgan Archives