Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Plas Brereton Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XM/923

Held at: Caernarfon Record Office

Title: Plas Brereton Papers

Short title: Plas Brereton papers

Dates of creation: 1829-1966

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.2 cubic metres (15 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Plas Brereton estate


Administrative and biographical history: Plas Brereton is located in Caernarfon


Scope and content: Plas Brereton estate papers, 1852-1854, 1896-1966, including sale particulars, inventories,and maps, etc., household and other accounts, 1852-1954; legal and probate records, 1797-1918; family papers, 1846-1917; business records including correspondence relating to the Cilgwyn Quarry, Llanberis, Caernarfonshire, 1884-1911, papers of the Caernarfon Old Bank, 1802-1884, and records of the Arfon Shipping Company, 1877-1946; papers concerning Caernarfon Borough, harbours, etc., 1793-1903; papers of the Royal Welsh Yacht Club, Caernarfon, 1863-1912; and papers of Captain William Thomas of Bodorgan, Anglesey, 1858-1892. See also arrangement field


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: sale particulars, inventories, etc. re Plas Brereton; household and other accounts; legal and probate records; miscellaneous family papers; educational; papers regarding Yacht Club; correspondence regarding Cilgwyn Quarry; miscellaneous correspondence; personalia; electoral papers; papers regarding Caernarfon Old Bank; records of Arfon Shipping Co.; papers of Captain Thomas of Bodorgan, Anglesey; miscellaneous papers regarding Caernarfon borough; newspaper cuttings regarding Caernarfon; miscellaneous newspaper cuttings; miscellaneous papers on local affairs and personalities; miscellaneous printed documents regarding religious matters; other miscellaneous newspaper cuttings; maps (X/M/maps/923); and photographs

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Caernarfon Record Office and the National Register of Archives. The catalogue is available online.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Caernarfon Record Office have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected


Related units of description: Papers relating to Thomas Turner of Plas Brereton are Lloyds TSB Group Archives, B244. The main archive of the Royal Welsh Yacht Club, Caernarfon, is Caernarfon Record Office, XD/72.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Mair James for the HMC/NLW Family and Estates project.

Rules or conventions: This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition, AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of description: March 2002



Arfon Shipping Company | Records and correspondence

Banks and banking | Wales | Caernarfon

Boroughs | Wales | Caernarfon

Caernarfon Old Bank | Archives

Estate administration | Wales | Caernarfon

Quarries and quarrying | Wales | Llanberis

Royal Welsh Yacht Club | Records and correspondence

Shipping | Wales, North

Thomas, William, | of Amlwch Port, | 1822-1893 | Archives

Yacht clubs | Wales | Caernarfon

Personal names

Thomas, William, 1822-1893

Corporate names

Arfon Shipping Company

Caernarfon Old Bank

Caernarvon (Wales : Borough)

Plas Brereton Estate (Wales)

Royal Welsh Yacht Club