Parliamentary Plans

Scope and Content

Parliamentary plans, Pembrokeshire, 1844-1896, including plans relating to oil refineries, Milford Haven, 1878-1896; South Wales Railway plans, 1844-1857; Milford Junction Railway plans, 1851-1855; Carmarthen and Cardigan Bay Railway plans, 1851-1853; maps relating to the Cardigan Harbour Improvement Company, 1854; and material relating to the proposed South Wales Pembroke & Tenby Junction Railway, 1858-1869.

Administrative / Biographical History

In the 19th century, statutory undertakings (bodies operating under Act of Parliament, suhc as railway companies) were required to deposit copies of plans and other documents with the Clerk of the Court of Quarter Sessions. In Pembrokeshire, they mainly relate to railways, including the South Wales main line, Milford Junction Railway, and the Carmarthen and Cardigan Bay Railway; other records relate to Cardigan Harbour Improvement Company and to the Milford Haven oil refineries. A draft Bill was prepared in 1863-1864 for a railway to be called the South Wales, Tenby & Milford Haven Junction Railway.


Arranged into the following: Oil Refineries Milford Haven; and Railways & Docks.

Access Information

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Pembrokeshire Clerk of the Peace


Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Pembrokeshire Record Office, Parliamentary Plans catalogue; Railscott website (, viewed 26 May 2005; Swansea Vale Railway (, viewed 26 May 2005; The Pembroke & Tenby Railway website (, viewed 26 May 2005; Great Western Railway website (, viewed 26 May 2005; and Milford Haven website (, viewed 26 May 2005.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Pembrokeshire Record Office.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained


Accruals are not expected

Related Material

Further records are Pembrokeshire Record Office, SPC/11, DX/266.

Geographical Names