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Dolgellau Railway Station Records

Reference code(s): GB 0220 Z/M/855; 912

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Title: Dolgellau Railway Station Records

Short title: Dolgellau Railway Station (Dolgelley Railway Station), records

Dates of creation: 1864-1964

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium:

Name of creator(s): Dolgellau Railway Station


Administrative and biographical history: Dolgelley Station was a crossing station in Dolgellau, Merionethshire. It was also known as the Bala & Dolgelley station, and was opened on 4th August 1868. Prior to the absorption of the Cambrian Railway, Dolgelley was the last station on the Great Western line, and the commencement of the Cambrian Company's line to Barmouth Junction. The Railway ran through Dolgelley from 1868 to 1964.


Scope and content: Records and correspondence relating to Dolgelley Railway Station, Dolgellau, Merionethshire, comprising records of the Cambrian Railways, 1865-1903; Great Western railway, 1872-1890; Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway, 1872-[18??]; London and North Western Railway, 1872-1907; Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway, 1872, 1900; Great Central Railway, 1899-190?, and other smaller railway companies, 1874-1902; and miscellaneous papers, 1864-1964.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Cambrian Railways; Great Western railway; Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway; London and North Western Railway; Corris Railway; Caledonian Railway; Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway; Great Central Railway; Taff Vale Railway; Highland Railway; North British Railway Company; and miscellaneous papers.

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.
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Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Meirionnydd Archives have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history: The papers came into the possession of Miss Gwenfron Hughes, Dolgellau, and John Harrison, station-master, Tanybwlch Station.



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), Dolgellau Railway Station Records; Green, C.C., The Coast Lines of the Cambrian Railways: Vol. 2 (Didcot, 1996); Dolgellau Railway (, viewed 11th Nov. 2004.

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

Date(s) of description: October 2004



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Personal names

Corporate names

Cambrian Railways

Dolgellau Station (Wales)

Great Central Railway

Great Western Railway (Great Britain)

Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway

London and North-Western Railway

Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway Company