Oakeley Arms Hotel, Tan-y-bwlch, Visitors' Books

Scope and Content

Comprises three visitors/arrivals books, dated 1842-1857, 1868-1880 (with some entries for 1883, 1922, 1926 on pp 309-310), 1880-1931.

Administrative / Biographical History

We cannot give a precise date for the establishment of the The Oakeley Arms Hotel at Tan-y-bwlch, Maentwrog in Merionethshire, north Wales but it is known that it existed in 1763 when quarter sessions records note that William Rowland of Tan-y-bwlch lived there. The Oakeley Arms, originally known as the Oakeley Inn and associated with the Oakeley family, is also mentioned in the 18th century Publicans Recognisances. The hotel is still in business today and has become a local landmark at Tan-y-bwlch.


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

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Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, July 2002.

Other Finding Aids

Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department, University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 1572-1574

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