Transport - Railways/Acts Of Parliament

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous records of Strick and Bellingham relating mainly to railways, 1882-1931, including speeches and minutes of evidence in the House of Lords and the House of Commons for various railway Bills relating to Glamorgan, 1882-1914, in particular the Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway Bills, 1882-1914; petitions of the Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway Company against various Bills, 1894; deposited plans and sections for the Brynaman and Neath Railway, 1902; Swansea County Borough Council minutes, 1902-1907. See also System of Arrangement field.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway was proposed as a way of linking the Rhondda coalfields with the port of Swansea. It ran from Treherbert, along the Afan Valley, and across the River Neath to Swansea. It was first proposed in a Bill of 1882. The railway was extended following further Bills in 1891 and 1914.


Arranged into the following: Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway Bill, 1882; Glyncorrwg, Rhondda and Swansea Junction Railway Bill; Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway Bill, 1891; Port Talbot Company Bill/Great Western Railway (no. 1) Bill; Port Talbot Railway and Docks (South Wales Mineral Railway) Bill; Great Western Railway Bill; Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway Bill 1914; Swansea County Borough Council Minutes; trade directory; petitions of the Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway Company; Brynaman and Neath Railway; Glyncorrwg Urban District Council Act, 1908.

Access Information

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

It is the policy of the West Glamorgan Archive Service to withhold the names of depositors.


Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Transport - Railways/Acts Of Parliament.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at West Glamorgan Archive Service.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at West Glamorgan Archive Service have been retained.

Custodial History

The records were accumulated by Strick and Bellingham (Solicitors).


Accruals are not expected

Related Material

Papers relating to the Earl of Jersey's dealings with the Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway are West Glamorgan Archive Service, D/D BF/E 614-679.