Denbighshire Record Office

Colwyn Bay Gas Company and Wrexham Gas Company

Reference code(s): GB 0209 DD/DM/24

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Title: Colwyn Bay Gas Company and Wrexham Gas Company

Short title: Colwyn Bay Gas Company and Wrexham Gas Company, records

Dates of creation: 1845-1934

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 15 items

Name of creator(s): Colwyn Bay Gas Company; Wrexham Gas Company


Administrative and biographical history: Colwyn Bay Gas Company was formed in 1883 and supplied street lighting in Colwyn Bay, Denbighshire. It was purchased by Colwyn Bay and Colwyn Urban District Council in 1901. Wrexham Gas Company was formed in the mid-19th century with a similar purpose; it took over a pre-existing gas plant and initially supplied 60 street lights in Wrexham, Denbighshire, and was active until 1920.


Scope and content: Records of Colwyn Bay Gas Company, 1845-1934, including minutes, 1883-1897, and bound Acts of Parliament, 1845-1934; and records of Wrexham Gas Company, 1847-1920, including minutes, 1864-1909, and correspondence, 1888, 1900.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Colwyn Bay Gas Company; and Wrexham Gas Company.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Denbighshire Record Office.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: The records were held by Wales Gas, 1973.

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Mrs S. M. Pugh, the Librarian, Wales Gas, Snelling House, Bute Terrace, Cardiff, 1973.


Related units of description: Further records are in Denbighshire Record Office, UDD/A, DD/DM/72, 151.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The archive includes printed material pre-dating the creation of the Colwyn Bay Gas Company.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Denbighshire Record Office, Colwyn Bay Gas Company and Wrexham Gas Company, catalogue; Colwyn Bay and Colwyn Urban District Council catalogue; Dodd, A. H. (ed.), A History of Wrexham (Wrexham, 1989).

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

Date(s) of description: April 2004



Gas companies | Wales | Denbighshire | Records and correspondence

Personal names

Corporate names

Colwyn Bay Gas Company

Wrexham Gas and Coke Company


Colwyn Bay