Charity Commission, Gwynedd charity accounts

Scope and Content

Accounts of charities, 1900-1954, in the parishes of Aber, 1901-1932; Aberdaron, 1901-1933; Abererch, Llannor, 1901-1922; Bangor, 1900-1948; Beddgelert, 1907-1933; Betws-y-Coed, 1911-1932; Botwnnog, 1901-1926; Bryncroes, Botwnnog, 1900-1932; Caerhun, 1901-1937; Ceidio, 1901-1923; Clynnog-fawr, 1901-1947; Conwy, 1901-1932; Criccieth, 1929-1932; Deineio, 1901-1939; Dolbenmaen, 1901-1932; Dolwyddelan, 1901-1937; Edern, Nefyn, 1903-1953; Eglwys-rhos, 1901-1932; Gyffin, 1901-1930; Llanaelhaern, 1901-1930; Llanarmon, Llanstumdwy, 1908-1933; Llanbeblig, 1901-1930; Llanbedr-y-cennin, 1901-1933; Llandudno, 1901-1945; Llandwrog, 1901-1954; Llandygai, 1907-1932; Llandygwnning, Botwnnog, 1901-1934; Llanddeiniolen, 1935-1936; Llanengan, 1901-1952; Llanfaelrhys, 1901-1928; Llanfairfechan, 1911-1932; Llanfairisgaer, 1900-1933; Llanfihangel-y-Pennant, Dolbenmaen, 1901-1932; Llangelynnin, Henryd, 1907-1953; Llangian, Llanengan, 1909-1933; Llangwnnadl, Tudweiliog, 1908-1945; Llangybi, Llanystumdwy, 1900-1954; Llangystennin, Llandudno, 1901-1954; Llaniestyn, Botwnnog, 1909-1934; Llanllechid, 1901-1933; Llanllyfni, 1919-1934; Llannor, 1901-1931; Llanrug, 1901-1952; Llanwnda, 1901-1936; Llanystumdwy, 1901-1954; Llysfaen, 1909-1920; Mellteyrn, Botwnnog, 1901-1902; Nefyn, 1901-1953; Penmachno, 1901-1954; Penmorfa, Dolbenmaen, 1900-1932; Pentir, 1903-1932; Pistyll, 1901-1931; Rhiw, Aberdaron, 1901-1933; Tudweiliog, 1901-1921; Treflys, Ynyscynhaearn, 1926-1930; Ynyscynhaearn, 1901-1911; Llanbeblig and Llanrug, 1901-1942; and general, 1922-1955, including Pilgrim Trust annual reports, 1930-1955.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Charity Commission, established in 1853, monitors the activities of charities in England and Wales, and receives information and accounts from the trustees of the charities. The Commission hands over the records to the Public Record Office (now The National Archives), which selects those meriting permanent retention there. Those not selected are offered to the relevant local record offices. This collection comprises papers concerning charities in Caernarfonshire.


Arranged by parish and into the groups 'mixed parishes' and 'general'.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions


Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Charity Commission Gwynedd Charity Accounts, catalogue; Charity Commission for England and Wales website (, viewed 26 July 2004.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Caernarfon Record Office, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records transferred to Caernarfon Record Office have been retained.


Accruals are not expected

Geographical Names