Milford Docks Company Records and Correspondence

Scope and Content

Milford Docks Company, Board of Directors minutes, 1874-1962; Milford Lands Ltd records, 1910-1952; managers correspondence and legal papers, [c. 1880]-1969, including Milford Docks Employee Hospital Fund, 1924-1950; Milford Haven Railway and Estate Company, [c. 1880]-1896; various plans; ship's entry and departure books, 1890-1969; fishing ledgers, 1891-1954; registers of vessels, 1888-1968; secretary correspondence with legal and parliamentary papers and annual reports, 1803-1972, including with the Great Western Railway Company, 1874-1927; Milford and St Brides Bay Light Railway, 1911-1926; and miscellaneous printed materials, newspaper cuttings and photo albums, [c. 1880]-1972

Administrative / Biographical History

Milford Docks Company was incorporated by Act of Parliament in 1874. Initially, the aim was to construct a Dockland area that would establish Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, as a major port. In 1876, the Port Sanitary Authority (now known as the Milford Haven Port Authority) was created. The docks was opened in 1888 and in 1898, the Great Western Railway extended its services into Milford Haven Docks. The Dock Company appears to have developed its operations into Milford Lands Ltd, Milford Haven Railway and Estate Company, and Milford and St Brides Bay Light Railway.


Arranged into the following : Board of Directors; Milford Lands Ltd; managers; secretary; and miscellaneous.

Access Information

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information

Deposited, 1980-1993.


ompiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Pembrokeshire Record Office, Milford Docks Company Records and Correspondence; Milford Docks website ( viewed 13th July 2005

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Pembrokeshire Record Office and the National Register of Archives

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright laws apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at the Pembrokeshire Record Office have been retained.


Accruals are possible.

Geographical Names