GB 0210 GOLWAY
Golden Valley Railway (Hay Extension) Papers,
- 1875-1883 / (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.027 cubic metres (3 boxes)
Name of creator
The Golden Valley Railway Company, initially operating a line from Pontrilas, Herefordshire, along the Golden Valley of the River Dore to Dorstone, Herefordshire, opening in 1881, extended its railroad from Dorstone, to Hay-on-Wye, Brecknockshire, in 1885, and it was not until 1889 that work was completed. Following limited success, the line was closed down in 1898, and sold to the Great Western Railway. The GWR undertook extensive upgrading of the line, and reopened it in 1901. The branch line ran passenger services until 1947 and ceased to carry freight in 1957.
It is not known who held the papers after the winding-up of the Railway Company.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Purchased from Castle Hill Books (Peter Newman), Kington, Herefordshire, 1992.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Papers relating mainly to the passing of a Bill to authorise the Golden Valley Railway Company to extend its railway to Hay, 1875-1883, including legal papers, 1875-1877; financial papers, 1876-1883; and miscellaneous papers, 1876-1883.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: All records purchased by the National Library of Wales have been retained..
Accruals are not expected.
System of arrangement
Arranged into the following: legal papers; papers relating to the Hay extension; and miscellanea.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.
Conditions governing reproduction
Usual copyright regulations apply.
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Minor Lists and Summaries 1992, pp. 36-38, at the National Library of Wales.
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Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
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Name access points
- Golden Valley Railway Company. (Creator)
Genre access points
Description control area
Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales
Rules and/or conventions used
Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.;AACR2; and LCSH
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were consulted in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries 1992; The Golden Valley Railway, (http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~pstoog/trains/company/g/company_govr.htm), viewed 9 May 2003; Trackbed website (http://www.trackbed.com/companies/g/company_govr.htm), and Herefordshire SMR website (http://www.smr.herefordshire.gov.uk/post-medieval/) viewed 1 September 2004. Note that the Herefordshire Golden Valley Railway is not connected to the Derbyshire narrow-gauge light railway of the same name.