Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Caernarvonshire War Agricultural Committee Maps

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XM/MAPS/4334

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Title: Caernarvonshire War Agricultural Committee Maps

Short title: Caernarfonshire County Council, War Agricultural Committee, maps

Dates of creation: 1900-[c.1944] (accumulated 1917-1944)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: Information to be supplied

Name of creator(s): Caernarfonshire County Council, Caernarfonshire War Agricultural Executive Committee


Administrative and biographical history: The Caernarfonshire War Agricultural Executive Committee was formed in early 1917 partially from the county's Agricultural Sub-Committee and partially by nominees from the Board of Agriculture. The first task of the Committee was to increase the acreages of potatoes and corn in the county. By 1919, the emphasis had shifted to retraining disabled soldiers. By the following year, the body had been turned into a county agricultural committee, with responsibility for smallholdings, diseases of animals and the agricultural training service. During the First and Second World Wars the Committee used Ordnance Survey maps to determine the boundaries of fields and identify the owners, tenants and types of farming undertaken.


Scope and content: Caernarfonshire War Agricultural Committee maps and plans, 1900-[c.1944], mostly relating to boundaries of property, owners, tenants and military use; plans for the crops and grazing and fertilising of farms in the parish of Tudweiliog, [c. 1944].


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged by sheet number

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.
Detailed catalogue


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


Related units of description: The main archive of the Committe is Caernarfon Record Office, XC/20.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The archive contains earlier printed maps accumulated by the Committee.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used to compile this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Caernarvonshire War Agriculture Committee, catalogue; Archifau Cyngor Sir Gaernarfon: Papurau Pwyllgor Gweithredol Amathyddol Adeg Rhyfel Sir Gaernarfon/ Caernarfonshire County Council Archives: Papers of the Caernarfonshire War Agricultural Executive Committee, 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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