Wynne-Williams, R. A., Papers

Scope and Content

Cambrian Railways Company, register of vessels, Port of Aberdovey, 1895-1932; and notes of ships using Aberdovey Port, 1934-1959.

Administrative / Biographical History

R. A. Wynne-Williams, of Peniarth, Dolgellau, Caernarfonshire, accumulated papers of the Cambrian Railways Company relating to the port of Aberdovey (Aberdyfi), Merionethshire. The company had been formed by the Cambrian Railways Act 1864 from four existing companies. The Aberystwyth & Welsh Coast Railway (A&WC) was brought in 1865, but the Mid-Wales remained outside. The Coast Railway line was opened for traffic from Aberystwyth to Machynlleth and from Aberdovey to Llwyngwril. The line from Aberdovey Station to Llwyngwril was connected to the port of Aberdovey by the Harbour branch in 1863. Aberdovey was already a maritime port when the railways arrived.


Arranged into the following: register of vessels; and notes.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions.


Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Meirionnydd Archives, Miscellaneous Collection (Dolgellau), Wynne-Williams, R. A. Papers; Green, C. C. The Coast Lines of the Cambrian Railways: Vol. 2(Didcot, 1996).

Other Finding Aids

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

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright laws apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Meirionnydd Archives have been retained


Accruals are not expected.

Geographical Names