Harbour Master's Register of Shipping at Deganwy Dock

Scope and Content

Register entitled LMSR Deganwy Dock, arrivals and departures of vessels. Records owner, name of vessel, amount due, tonnage and date of arrival/departure. Second half of book records same information for 'Shoreside Moorings'.

The period 1927-1934 has a variable quality of record with often incomplete information. There are no entries for 1935-1948. From 1948-1968, when the LMSR was taken over by British Rail, a full record is kept of vessels.


Remittance slips paid to the Railway Executive.

Loose in the book were lists of boats at the dock for 1952 and 1956-1958 with dues and note of whether paid; notes; receipts;correspondence; British Rail forms. Also enclosed was a letter of 22 April 1966 from British Rail's District Estate Surveyor to the Station Master at Deganwy, saying that he is taking over management of the Dock from 1 May and that Mr Morris, the Harbour Master, will come onto his staff. An extract from a memorandum of 12 April 1966 from the Chester Divisional manager George Dow states, 'I propose to try and sell Deganwy Dock as quickly as possible...'

Administrative / Biographical History

Passed from LMSR to British Rail in 1948

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research. Access to some documents may be restricted due to Data Protection legislation, Conwy Archives will advise where this is the case. For details and opening hours see http://www.conwy.gov.uk/en/Resident/Libraries-Museums-and-Archives/Archives/Archives.aspx.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Rusted paperclips removed and replaced with brass; loose papers gathered into archival envelope and retained with volume

Custodial History

Found in house of former Station Master of Deganwy Station