Barry Railway Records

Scope and Content

Barry Dock and Railways Sessions 1883, plans prepared for committees; Barry Railway Company, Contract specification and bills of quantities for new offices, Barry Dock; GWR Standard Lifting Tackle

Administrative / Biographical History

Barry Dock and Railways was incorporated by an Act of Parliament on 14 August 1884 for the construction of a dock at Barry Island. Starting in 1885, the company constructed 7 miles of track from Cardiff, and the construction of railways of about 26 miles in length from the docks to the Rhondda Valley. Additionally, access was created to junctions with the existing and authorised railways to all the other great mineral-producing districts of south Wales

In 1891 Barry Dock and Railways became Barry Railway Company



Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information

Donated by a private individual, May 2018

Other Finding Aids

A detailed catalogue is available

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Fair condition

Archivist's Note

Compiled by H Thomas for Glamorgan Archives, with reference to Grace's Guide to British Industrial History website ( viewed 18 July 2018

Conditions Governing Use

Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.

Appraisal Information

All records which meet the collection policy of Glamorgan Archives have been retained.

Custodial History

Records collected by the donor whilst employed as a student engineer at the Dock Office located in Barry Docks. The records had been identified for destruction during a reorganisation and placed in a skip and were subsequently retrieved by the donor


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