Dolgellau Railway Station Records

Scope and Content

Records and correspondence relating to Dolgelley Railway Station, Dolgellau, Merionethshire, comprising records of the Cambrian Railways, 1865-1903; Great Western railway, 1872-1890; Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway, 1872-[18??]; London and North Western Railway, 1872-1907; Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway, 1872, 1900; Great Central Railway, 1899-190?, and other smaller railway companies, 1874-1902; and miscellaneous papers, 1864-1964.

Administrative / Biographical History

Dolgelley Station was a crossing station in Dolgellau, Merionethshire. It was also known as the Bala & Dolgelley station, and was opened on 4th August 1868. Prior to the absorption of the Cambrian Railway, Dolgelley was the last station on the Great Western line, and the commencement of the Cambrian Company's line to Barmouth Junction. The Railway ran through Dolgelley from 1868 to 1964.


Arranged into the following: Cambrian Railways; Great Western railway; Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway; London and North Western Railway; Corris Railway; Caledonian Railway; Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway; Great Central Railway; Taff Vale Railway; Highland Railway; North British Railway Company; and miscellaneous papers.

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Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Meirionnydd Archives, Miscellaneous Collection (Dolgellau), Dolgellau Railway Station Records; Green, C.C., The Coast Lines of the Cambrian Railways: Vol. 2 (Didcot, 1996); Dolgellau Railway (, viewed 11th Nov. 2004.

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.

Custodial History

The papers came into the possession of Miss Gwenfron Hughes, Dolgellau, and John Harrison, station-master, Tanybwlch Station.


Accruals are not expected.

Geographical Names