Records of the Merionethshire Rivers Catchment Board, 1932-1960, including minute books, 1934-1954; financial records, 1932-1951; correspondence and related records, 1939-1951; Harlech and Maentwrog Internal Drainage District administrative records, 1938-1955; Mawddach and Union Internal Drainage District administrative records, 1939-1960; Ardudwy Marsh Internal Drainage Board correspondence and related records, 1940-1951; and miscellaneous papers, 1950-1954.
Records of Merionethshire Drainage Board
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 220 Z/DCC
- Dates of Creation1830-1960
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description(31 items)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Merionethshire Rivers Catchment Board was established by the Land Drainage Act 1930. The Board had responsibility for watercourses in the county while responsibility for drains lay with the internal drainage boards, including Harlech and Maentwrog, Mawddach and Union and Ardudwy Marsh Internal Drainage Districts. The River Boards Act, 1948, created water boards which took over the powers of catchment boards, fishing boards and pollution prevention authorities.
Arranged into the following: Minute books; Financial; Files; Miscellaneous
Conditions Governing Access
Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Archifdy Meirionnydd Archives, Records of Merionethshire Rivers Catchment Board, catalogue; The Association of Drainage Authorities Homepage, (http://www.ada.org.uk/home.htm), viewed 18 October 2004.
Other Finding Aids
Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Meirionnydd Archives and the National Library of Wales.
Conditions Governing Use
Usual copyright regulations apply.
All records deposited at Meirionnydd Archives have been retained.
Accruals are not expected