Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Trevor Roberts, Solicitors: Caernarfon Harbour Trust Records

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XD/88/4-5

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Title: Trevor Roberts, Solicitors: Caernarfon Harbour Trust Records

Short title: Trevor Roberts, Solicitors: Caernarfon Harbour Trust records

Dates of creation: 1723-1949

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: Information to be supplied

Name of creator(s): Trevor Roberts, Solicitors


Administrative and biographical history: The Caernarfon Harbour Trust was established in 1793 and is the authority responsible for the control of navigation and the provision and maintenance of navigational aids in the area from Britannia Bridge to Caernarfon Bay. It is also the competent Harbour Authority responsible for the provision of pilotage throughout the Menai Strait. The Trust provides and maintains a number of moorings in the River Seiont and Port Dinorwic. Additionally, it also serves as manager for Victoria Dock Marina, Caernarfon. The structure of the Trust remained unchanged for nearly two hundred years until, following a public enquiry by the Department of Transport, the number of trustees was reduced to thirteen. J. Trevor Roberts of Caernarfon was appointed as the solicitor of the Caernarfon Harbour trust in 1934.


Scope and content: Records relating to the Caernarfon Harbour Trust, 1723-1949, including financial records, 1829-1935; records relating to navigation and harbour improvements, [c. 1795]-1904; records relating to the Port of Beaumaris, 1723-[c.1904]; by-laws, harbour acts and related records, 1800-1903; deeds and related records, 1857-1934; shipping protests, 1882-1928; legal case papers, [c.1792-1949; records relating to the Assheton-Smith v Owen case, 1809-1907


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into two groups: Group one consists of finance, navigation and harbour improvements, Port of Beaumaris, by-laws, harbour acts, etc., legal; Group two consists of Assheton-Smith v Owen

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogues 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

Archival history: The records originally formed two sub-groups of the Trevor Roberts, Solicitors, archive. The main Caernarfon Harbour Trust records are labelled XD/88/4 and the records relating to the Assheton-Smith v Owen case, 1903-1907, are labelled XD/88/5.

Immediate source of acquisition: Source not recorded


Related units of description: The main Caernarfon Harbour Trust Archive is Caernarfon Record Office, XD/15.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Papurau Trevor Roberts, Cyfreithwr: Ymddiriedolaeth Harbwr Caernarfon/ Papers of Trevor Roberts, Solicitors: Caernarfon Harbour Trust, catalogue; Caernarfon Record Office, Papurau Trevor Roberts, Cyfreithwr, Caernarfon/ Papers of Trevor Roberts, Solicitors, Caernarfon (Assheton-Smith v Owen/ Shrievalty), catalogue; Caernarfon Harbour Trust Homepage, (, viewed 24 September 2004; Caernarfon Online, Harbour Trust: (, viewed 24 September 2004

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

Date(s) of description: September 2004



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