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Roman Deep Holdings Ltd Records

Reference code(s): GB 0211 DB49

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Title: Roman Deep Holdings Ltd Records

Short title: Roman Deep Holdings Ltd records

Dates of creation: 1906-1940

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.18 cubic metres; 8 Volumes

Name of creator(s): Roman Deep Holdings Ltd, Pumsaint, Carmarthenshire


Administrative and biographical history: Roman Deep Holdings Ltd was formed in 1935 to mine for gold at Dolaucothi, Pumsaint, Caio, Carmarthenshire, with a capital of £500,000. The main focus of the workings was the Ogofau Mine at Dolaucothi. In 1937, the company formed British Goldfields (No. 1) Ltd as an operating company. Mining stopped in 1938 when the companies' funds ran out. The last mine manager of Roman Deep Holdings was T. R. H. Nelson. C. N. Walter became the receiver and manager of British Goldfields (No. 1). The mine was abandoned in 1940 and the companies were dissolved in 1943.


Scope and content: Records of Roman Deep Holdings Ltd, 1906-1940, including assay books, 1935; assay reports, 1935-1939; correspondence of C. N. Walter and T. R. H. Nelson, 1938-1940, and other correspondence, 1937-1940; weekly reports, 1936-1939; measuring books, 1935-1938; cash statements, 1939-1940; wages books, 1936-1937; plans and Ordnance Survey maps, 1906-1934; geological, technical, insurance and other reports, 1936-1939; records of samples, 1935-1938; bullion book, 1938-1939; X rays of workers, 1938; calculations of ore reserves, [1935]-[1940]; boring book, 1937; returns to mines department, 1937; and articles of agreement with Holloway Brothers (London) Ltd, relating to a survey of the site, 1934-1935.


Language/script: English

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Carmarthenshire Archives Service.
Detailed catalogue


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Trower, Still and Keeling, 5 New Square, Lincoln's Inn, London, per the British Records Association, 1980.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Carmarthenshire Archives Service, Business Records; Annels, Alwyn E. and Barry C. Burnham (eds), The Dolaucothi Gold Mines, 3rd edition (Cardiff, 1995).

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

Date(s) of description: October 2003



Gold mines and mining | Wales | Pumsaint

Roman Deep Holdings Ltd | Records and correspondence

Personal names

Corporate names

British Goldfields (No. 1) Ltd

Roman Deep Holdings Ltd


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