Extracts from Commercial Directories relating to Montgomeryshire

Scope and Content

Extracts from trade directories relating to Montgomeryshire and also featuring the English town of Shrewsbury in Shropshire and Wrexham, north Wales. 

  • From Barfoot and Wilkes Universal Directory of Trade, 1793, featuring Montgomery, Newtown and Welshpool
  • From Pigott's Commercial Directory for 1822-23, featuring Shrewsbury, Wrexham and Montgomeryshire towns

Administrative / Biographical History

The county of Montgomeryshire in mid Wales, along the border with England, was created in 1536 when Henry VIII brought the province of Powys fully under the administration of the British crown. Today, as a result of local government reorganisation what was the historic county of Montgomeryshire is now administered as the county unit of Powys.


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

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users


Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, August 2002.

Other Finding Aids

Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department, University of Wales, Bangor. Reference number: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 1287

Conditions Governing Use

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


  • Barfoot and Wilkes Universal Directory of Trade, (1793)
  • Pigott's Commercial Directory for 1822-23 (1923)