Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Records of Madryn Castle Farm School and Glynllifon Agricultural Institute

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Title: Records of Madryn Castle Farm School and Glynllifon Agricultural Institute

Short title: Madryn Castle Farm School and Glynllifon Agricultural Institute records

Dates of creation: 1916-1966

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium:

Name of creator(s): Madryn Castle Farm School and Glynllifon Agricultural Institute

CONTEXT

Administrative and biographical history: Madryn Castle Farm School, Pwllheli, Caernarfosnhire, was opened in 1913 by Caernarfonshire County Council as a technical school. It corresponded with many farming and technical bodies. It was closed in 1952, and moved to Plas Glynllifon, once the seat of the Newborough family, becoming Glynllifon Agricultural Institute. In 1948, Thomas John Wynn had sold the Glynllifon site to William and David Tudor, timber merchants, who sold it to Caernarfonshire County Council. It became Glynllifon Agricultural College in 1954, and later became Coleg Glynllifon. Following the reorganisation of post-16 education in Meironnydd and Dwyfor in 1993, Coleg Meironnydd and Coleg Glynllifon merged to form Coleg Meiron-Dwyfor.

CONTENT

Scope and content: Records of Madryn Castle Farm School and Glynllifon Agricultural Institute, 1916-1966, comprising account books, 1916-1960; inventories, 1925-1954; and correspondence files, 1941-1966.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: account books; inventories; and correspondence files.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws apply.

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

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were used to compile this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Catalogue of the Records of Madryn Castle Farm School and Glynllifon Agricultural Institute; Parc Glynllifon (www.gwynedd.gov.uk); Coleg Meirion Dwyfor (www.estyn.gov.uk) viewed 24th September 2004.

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

Date(s) of description: August 2004.


INDEX ENTRIES

Subjects

Agricultural education | Wales | Gwynedd

Agriculture | Study and teaching | Wales | Gwynedd

Agriculture | Wales | Gwynedd

Agriculture | Wales | Societies, etc.

Personal names

Corporate names

British Friesian Cattle Society

Glynllifon Agricultural Institute (Llandwrog, Wales)

Madryn Castle Farm School

National Institute for Research in Dairying (Great Britain)

Pedigree Pig Breeders Association (Great Britain)

Welsh Black Cattle Society

Welsh Half-Bred Sheep Association

Places

Caernarfon

Glynllifon

Pwllheli