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Papers of Birch, Cullimore, and Douglas, of Friars, Chester, Solicitors

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Title: Papers of Birch, Cullimore, and Douglas, of Friars, Chester, Solicitors

Short title: Birch, Cullimore, and Douglas, solicitors, papers

Dates of creation: 1850-1931

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: Information to be supplied

Name of creator(s): Birch, Cullimore, and Douglas, of Friars, Chester, Solicitors


Administrative and biographical history: Birch, Cullimore and Douglas, of Friars, Chester, Cheshire, Solicitors, dealt with land and property in Caernarfonshire, especially in Llandudno. The firm and its antecedents, Helps, Birch, and Co. and Helps, Parker and Branch, accumulated a group of deeds and related documents during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.


Scope and content: Deeds and related documents, 1850-1931, relating mainly to property and land in Llandudno, 1874-1934; Caernarfon, 1872-1897; Criccieth, 1850-1872; Llanbeblig, 1866-1922; Llandwrog and Caernarfon, 1898-1907; Menai Straits and Caernarfon, 1890-1899; Penllech, 1888-1890; Penmachno, 1880-1897; and Penmaenmawr, 1903-1906.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Llandudno lands/properties, consisting of Abbey Road, Augusta Street, Chapel Street, Church Walls, Clements Street, Madoc Street, Mostyn Street, Mostyn Street/ Lloyd Street, Salisbury Road, Trinity Square, Trinity Street, Vaughan Street, Winllan Avenue, Hendre House, Little Orme's Head, and miscellaneous; and lands/properties in other towns/parishes, consisting of Caernarfon, Criccieth, Llanbeblig, Llandwrog/ Caernarfon, Menai Straits/ Bangor, Penllech, Penmachno, and Penmaenmawr.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Caernarfon Record Office and the National Library of Wales.
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Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Caernarfon Record Office have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: Source not recorded



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Papers of Birch, Cullimore, and Douglas, of Friars, Chester, Solicitors, catalogue.

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

Date(s) of description: July 2004



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