Glynrhonwy Slate Quarry Papers

Scope and Content

Material relating to Glynrhonwy Slate Quarry: 

  • Carriers' accounts, 1835-1839
  • Carriers' day books, Glynrhonwy Slate Quarry, 1835 - 1836 and Fachwen Quarry, July-October 1836
  • Ledger, 1865- 1879. Details of wage accounts with names of workers, divided into bargain men, day men, carter, tipper, clerk etc.
  • Schedule of quarry effects and printed catalogue of plant, machinery, tools, etc., for sale, 1915-1916

Administrative / Biographical History

The Glynrhonwy Slate Quarry Company operated at Llanberis, an area of Gwynedd (formerly Caernarfonshire) in north Wales which developed originally because of growth in the slate-quarrying industry which was at its peak between 1850 and 1910. In 1915, the company was in liquidation. Under instructions from F.G. Wynn, the Caernarfon auctioneer Robert Griffith Jones held a sale of quarry equipment on 25 April 1916.


Material was received on separate occasions, arranged in chronological order and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts .

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Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, June 2002.

Other Finding Aids

Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department, University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 419-420, 3229, 26341-26342

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