Glaslyn Foundry, Porthmadog, Records

Scope and Content

Records relating the Glaslyn Foundry, Porthmadog, 1848-1990, and personal papers of Goronwy Wyn Williams, including poetry, 1929-1962; historical notes, 1976-1990; miscellaneous court records, 1848-1849; business records, 1911-1983, including ledgers, 1941-1982; day books, 1948-1981; shares, 1947-1981; wages records, 1928-1981; note books, 1940-1980; miscellaneous business records, 1890-1981; plans, 1873-1979; maps, 1914-1920; printed sources, 1915-1963; and photographs, 1898-[c.1970].

Administrative / Biographical History

Glaslyn Foundry and Engineering Co. Ltd., Porthmadog, Caernarfonshire, manufactured a range of products including doors, tools, cranes and railway equipment during the 20th century. Goronwy Wyn Williams (1912-1981), worked at the foundry in the 1930s and 1940s.


Arranged into the following: Personal papers of Goronwy Wyn Williams; Historical notes; Miscellaneous court records; Business records; and Photographs.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Source not recorded


Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Glaslyn Foundry, Porthmadog, catalogue.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Caernarfon Record Office and the National Library of Wales.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Caernarfon Record Office have been retained.


Accruals are not expected

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