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Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office

Deeds relating to Frongoch Whiskey Distillery, Llanfor

Reference code(s): GB 0220 Z/M/570

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Title: Deeds relating to Frongoch Whiskey Distillery, Llanfor

Short title: Frongoch Whiskey Distillery, Llanfor, deeds

Dates of creation: 1889-1900

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium:

Name of creator(s): Welsh Whiskey Distillery Co. Ltd


Administrative and biographical history: In 1889, Edward Charles Nicholls, Esq., of London, purchased land at Frongoch, Llanfor, Merionethshire, from Richard John Lloyd Price of Rhiwlas, with the aim of establishing a distillery called the 'Welsh Whiskey Distillery Co. Ltd' Stone was quarried from the Villtercerig Quarry, Llanycil and sand was raised from the River Tryweryn. In 1900, the distillery was sold to William Owen, of White Lion Hotel, Bala, for £5,000. The distillery produced the brand "Royal Welsh Whisky". The firm was inconsistent in usage of 'Whisky' and 'Whiskey' in its records.


Scope and content: Deeds relating to Welsh Whiskey Distillery Co. Ltd's lands at Frongoch, Llanfor, Merionethshire, 1889-1900.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged by date.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Meirionnydd Archives, the National Register of Archives and the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available online. A detailed calendar is available in the Journal of the Merioneth Historical Society, 5.
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Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Meirionnydd Archives have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.


Related units of description: Further papers are in Bangor University, Royal Welsh Whisky collection.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Meirionnydd Archives, Miscellaneous Collection (Dolgellau), Deeds relating to Frongoch Whiskey Distillery, pa. Llanfor

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of description: October 2004.



Deeds | Wales | Llanfor

Whisky industry | Wales | Gwynedd

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Welsh Whisky Distillery Company