Llanfachreth Rate Books

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

This collection consists of three rate books for the years 1840 (5339), 1842-1843 (5340) and 1848 (5341). They record details of Llanfachreth's rate paying inhabitants including an estimated amount, the amount paid, the names of occupiers and owners, name of the property or its location and a brief description of the property, that is, whether it was a house with a garden or land.

Administrative / Biographical History

The parish of Llanfachreth, Merioneth was administered as part of Dolgellau rural district and union, under the jurisdiction of Tal-y-bont, petty sessional division. In common with other parishes it was a civil as well as ecclesiastical administrative unit. The parish was a major instrument of local government with responsibility for poor relief, highways and law and order, which continued until local government reforms in the late nineteenth century.

Rate books were compiled to record details of the rates collected in a particular area.

Arrangement

Material is arranged in chronological order and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts .

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users

Acquisition Information

Acquired ca. May 1944 by the Welsh Library of the University of Wales, Bangor, through Bob Owen (Croesor) of Llanfrothen, Merioneth.

Note

Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, November 2001

Other Finding Aids

Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 5339-5341

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

Related Material

Bob Owen, Croesor, deposited further material at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor. These items have also been incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts and are known as the Bob Owen, Croesor Papers.