Pwllheli and Nefyn Light Railway Papers

Scope and Content

Papers relating to a proposal to construct a light railway from Pwllheli to Nefyn and Porth Dinllaen. They include correspondence with the Town Clerk of Pwllheli, plans of suggested route, estimate of expenses etc.

Administrative / Biographical History

As far back as the 1830's, proposals were made for a railway route to go to Porth Dinllaen on the Llyn peninsula. These plans were the result of the belief that Porth Dinllaen, rather than Holyhead, would become the main port linking Britain and Ireland.


Incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

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Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, August 2003.

Other Finding Aids

A typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference number : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 13997

Conditions Governing Use

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

Related Material

Also held at the Archives Department of the University of Wales is a Proposed London to Porth Dinllaen Railway Report. The Yale Papers and Llecheiddior Papers also contain relevant documentation. A description is available on the Archives Hub