National Library of Wales

Ywain Goronwy ap Griffith Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 YWAITH

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Ywain Goronwy ap Griffith Papers

Short title: ap Griffith, Ywain Goronwy, papers

Dates of creation: 1927-1953

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.177 cubic metres (6 boxes, 1 frame)

Name of creator(s): Ywain Goronwy ap Griffith


Administrative and biographical history: Ywain Goronwy ap Griffith (1882-1963) of Tywyn, Merionethshire, was an architect. He was born in India, the son of Dr Griffith Evans (1835-1935), Bangor, Caernarfonshire, a bacteriologist and pioneer of protozoon pathology. As an architect he had wide business connections in Merionethshire and was regarded as an expert in his profession. He served as architect to the Diocese of Bangor. During the Second World War, he served in the Admiralty as a marine architect, making frequent voyages to Malta and elsewhere. He died on 27 September 1963 at the age of 81.


Scope and content: Professional papers of Ywain Goronwy ap Griffith comprising agreements, specifications, plans and correspondence, 1927-53, mainly relating to the alteration, repair and erection of new buildings, both private and public, in Merionethshire, Montgomeryshire and Caernarfonshire; files relating to work done in the diocese of Bangor, mainly in the form of alterations and repairs to vicarages, 1932-1952; and papers, 1920-40, relating to the redemption of tithe rent-charges in various parishes of Anglesey, Caernarfonshire, Cardiganshire and Merionethshire.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: private houses; public buildings; churches and church buildings; tithe redemptions; and miscellaneous.

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.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available online.
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Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by his niece Miss Olwen Greaves, 1963.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: NLW, Schedule of Ywain Goronwy ap Griffith Papers.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH.

Date(s) of description: January 2003



Ap Griffith, Ywain Goronwy, | 1882-1963 | Archives

Architects | Wales | Gwynedd

Architects | Wales, North

Architectural drawing | Wales

Architecture | Designs and plans

Church property | Wales, North | Designs and plans

Dwellings | Wales | Gwynedd | Designs and plans

Tithes | Wales

Personal names

Ap Griffith, Ywain Goronwy, 1882-1963

Corporate names

Church in Wales | Diocese of Bangor