West Glamorgan Archive Service

Transport - Railways/Acts Of Parliament

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Title: Transport - Railways/Acts Of Parliament

Short title: Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway Bills

Dates of creation: 1882-1931

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: (29 items)

Name of creator(s): Strick and Bellingham (Solicitors)


Administrative and biographical history: The Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway was proposed as a way of linking the Rhondda coalfields with the port of Swansea. It ran from Treherbert, along the Afan Valley, and across the River Neath to Swansea. It was first proposed in a Bill of 1882. The railway was extended following further Bills in 1891 and 1914.


Scope and content: Miscellaneous records of Strick and Bellingham relating mainly to railways, 1882-1931, including speeches and minutes of evidence in the House of Lords and the House of Commons for various railway Bills relating to Glamorgan, 1882-1914, in particular the Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway Bills, 1882-1914; petitions of the Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway Company against various Bills, 1894; deposited plans and sections for the Brynaman and Neath Railway, 1902; Swansea County Borough Council minutes, 1902-1907. See also System of Arrangement field.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway Bill, 1882; Glyncorrwg, Rhondda and Swansea Junction Railway Bill; Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway Bill, 1891; Port Talbot Company Bill/Great Western Railway (no. 1) Bill; Port Talbot Railway and Docks (South Wales Mineral Railway) Bill; Great Western Railway Bill; Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway Bill 1914; Swansea County Borough Council Minutes; trade directory; petitions of the Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway Company; Brynaman and Neath Railway; Glyncorrwg Urban District Council Act, 1908.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at West Glamorgan Archive Service.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at West Glamorgan Archive Service have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: The records were accumulated by Strick and Bellingham (Solicitors).

Immediate source of acquisition: It is the policy of the West Glamorgan Archive Service to withhold the names of depositors.


Related units of description: Papers relating to the Earl of Jersey's dealings with the Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway are West Glamorgan Archive Service, D/D BF/E 614-679.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Transport - Railways/Acts Of Parliament.

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

Date(s) of description: August 2005



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Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway Company

Strick and Bellingham

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