Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Papurau Gelli'r Ynn

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XM/4170

Held at:

Title: Papurau Gelli'r Ynn

Short title: Gelli'r Ynn, Beddgelert, papurau (papers)

Dates of creation: 1831-1980

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium:

Name of creator(s): Ellen Gellrina Jones


Administrative and biographical history: The house of Gelli'r Ynn is in Nantmor, a hamlet in Beddgelert, Merionethshire. Copper and titanium are mined in the district. Cadwaladr Owen of Gelli'rynn (d. 1884) was married to Catherine; they had 2 daughters, Anne and Sarah. Anne (d. 1950) was married to Rees Jones (d. 1903), of Arthur Temperance, Beddgelert, a gatekeeper and grocer. Sarah (d. 1949) married James William Pallant of Gellirynnisaf, a carrier and coal merchant, in 1900. In 1923, Snowdon Mountain Tramroad and Hotel Co. Ltd. purchased lands in Cwm Bychan and Gelli'r Ynn farms from Owen Cadwaladr Owen. In 1926 a land tenancy adjoining the Welsh Highland Railway at Nantmor was agreed between the Snowdon Mountain Tramroad and Hotel Co. Ltd., London and the Nantmor Copper Co. Ltd. In January 1930, Owen C. Owen became the new owner of the Snowdon Tramroad Co. In 1932-1933, there was a court case between Nantmor Copper Co. Ltd and Owen Cadwaladr Owen. In 1950, the esate of Anne Jones was administered by her niece, Anne Pallant of Glascoed (d. 1980). Mrs Ellen Gellrina Jones acted as executrix for Annie Pallant, her cousin; she was the daughter of Owen Cadwaladr Owen.


Scope and content: Papers relating to Gelli'r Ynn, Beddgelert, Caernarfonshire, 1831-1980, comprising deeds, 1884-1980; documents realting to Nantmor Copper Co. Ltd and Snowdon Mountain Railway Co., 1923-1951; letters, 1911-1952; receipts, bills, etc., 1893-1933; sales catalogues, 1920-1921, 1928; maps and plans, 1896-19[21]; memorial cards, death and birth certificates, etc., 1882-1950; newspaper cuttings, 1902-1967; miscellaneous papers , 1864-1970; printed books, 1831-1889; and photographs [20th century].


Language/script: Welsh, English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: deeds; documents concerning the Nantmor Copper Co. Ltd and the Snowdon Mountain Railway Co.; letters; receipts, bills, etc.; sales catalogues; maps and plans; memorial cards, death and birth certificates, etc.; newspaper cuttings; various; printed books; and photographs

Conditions governing access: Restricted access. Written consent of depositor required.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws 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 Caernarvon Record Office have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Catalogue of the Papurau Gelli'r Ynn

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

Date(s) of description: August 2004



Beddgelert (Wales) | Maps

Copper mines and mining | Wales | Gwynedd

Jones, Ellen Gellrina | Archives

Railways | Wales | Gwynedd

Snowdon Mountain Railway Company | Records and correspondence

Personal names

Jones, Ellen Gellrina

Corporate names

Nantmor Copper Company

Snowdon Mountain Railway Company