Fonds GB 0210 GWRWRAP - Great Western Railway and Western Region Agreements and Plans

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Great Western Railway and Western Region Agreements and Plans


  • 1871-1984. (Creation)

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0.495 cubic meters (55 small boxes, that is: A-C, 13 boxes, 529 items; D, 42 boxes, 459 files).

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Steven Hobbs, Archivist; Wiltshire and Swindon Archives, Chippenham ; Donation ; January 2014 ; 006690212.
Claire Skinner, Principal Archivist, Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre ; Donation ; April 2018 ; 99325898202419.

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Scope and content

Agreements, plans, correspondence etc. relating to water and sewage pipes, cables, wires etc. laid over and under private and railway property in Wales (plus a very few in neighbouring parts of England), including grants of right and easements for maintenance. Almost every agreement includes one or more plans.

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The 2014 group is arranged into three sub-fonds: pre-1921 private railway companies; post 1921 Railway Act; and post 1947 Transport Act. The files within each sub-fonds are arranged in alphabetical order according to the nearest place names mentioned in the documents, and then in chronological order. The 2018 group is arranged in alphabetical order according to the nearest railway place mentioned in the documents. Cardiff and Newport have been arranged into decadal bundles, and Swansea has been divided into one bundle of large deeds and one bundle of small deeds.

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Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions set out in information provided when applying for their Readers' Tickets, whereby the reader shall become responsible for compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 in relation to any processing by them of personal data obtained from modern records held at the Library. = Disgwylir i ddarllenwyr sydd am ddefnyddio papurau modern yn Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru gydymffurfio รข Deddf Gwarchod Data 1998 yng nghyd-destun unrhyw brosesu ganddynt o ddata personol a gasglwyd o gofnodion modern sydd ar gadw yn y Llyfrgell. Nodir y manylion yn yr wybodaeth a roddir wrth wneud cais am Docyn Darllen.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH


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  • English



Archivist's note

The 2014 group was catalogued by Wil Williams, edited by Stephen Benham. The 2018 group was catalogued by Stephen Benham. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Great Western Railway and Western Region Agreements and Plans.

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