Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Glaslyn Foundry, Porthmadog, Records

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XD/41, XS/3591

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Title: Glaslyn Foundry, Porthmadog, Records

Short title: Glaslyn Foundry, Porthmadog, records

Dates of creation: 1848-1990

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: Information to be supplied

Name of creator(s): Glaslyn Foundry and Engineering Co. Ltd; Goronwy Wyn Williams


Administrative and biographical history: Glaslyn Foundry and Engineering Co. Ltd., Porthmadog, Caernarfonshire, manufactured a range of products including doors, tools, cranes and railway equipment during the 20th century. Goronwy Wyn Williams (1912-1981), worked at the foundry in the 1930s and 1940s.


Scope and content: Records relating the Glaslyn Foundry, Porthmadog, 1848-1990, and personal papers of Goronwy Wyn Williams, including poetry, 1929-1962; historical notes, 1976-1990; miscellaneous court records, 1848-1849; business records, 1911-1983, including ledgers, 1941-1982; day books, 1948-1981; shares, 1947-1981; wages records, 1928-1981; note books, 1940-1980; miscellaneous business records, 1890-1981; plans, 1873-1979; maps, 1914-1920; printed sources, 1915-1963; and photographs, 1898-[c.1970].


Language/script: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Personal papers of Goronwy Wyn Williams; Historical notes; Miscellaneous court records; Business records; and Photographs.

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



Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Glaslyn Foundry, Porthmadog, catalogue.

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

Date(s) of description: July 2004



Foundries | Wales | Porthmadog

Glaslyn Foundry and Engineering Company | Archives

Industrial engineering | Wales | Porthmadog

Personal names

Williams, Goronwy Wyn, 1912-1981

Corporate names

Glaslyn Foundry and Engineering Company