Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Welsh Water Authority Records

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XD/37

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Title: Welsh Water Authority Records

Short title: Welsh Water Authority records

Dates of creation: 1900-1973

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: (92 items)

Name of creator(s): Welsh Water Authority


Administrative and biographical history: From the late 19th century responsibility for water provision in Caernarfonshire lay with borough and rural district councils or sanitary authorities. Following the Water Act 1945, water companies and boards began to amalgamate. The North West Wales River Board was formed as a result. The River Board became the Gwynedd River Board in 1953. The Board was renamed the Gwynedd River Authority in 1966 until 1973 when the Welsh Water Authority was created. Glaslyn Rural District Council was responsible for supplying water to the village of Prenteg, Caernarfonshire in the early 20th century.


Scope and content: Records collected by the Welsh Water Authority, 1900-1973, including Seiont, Gwyrfai and District Fishing Board cash book, 1927-1948; River Conway Drainage Board rate book, 1923; River Conway Catchment Board records, 1932-1951; Caernarvonshire Rivers Catchment Board records, 1933-1950; North West Wales River Board, 1937-1952; Gwynedd River Board records, 1953-1965; Gwynedd River Authority records, 1966-1973; records relating to the Prenteg Water Supply Scheme, 1900-1914.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into two groups: Group one consists of records of the Seiont, Gwyrfai and District Fishing Board, River Conway Drainage Board, River Conway Catchment Board, Caernarvonshire Rivers Catchment Board (including River Conway), Caernarvonshire Rivers Catchment Board, North West Wales River Board, Gwynedd River Board; Gwynedd River Authority; Unidentified River Board and Lancashire and Western Sea Fisheries District; Group two consists of papers relating to the Prenteg Water Supply Scheme

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: Further records are Caernarfon Record Office, XD/93


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, Welsh Water Authority Records, catalogue; Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Record Office, Papurau Awdurdod Dŵr, Water Authority Papers, catalogue.

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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Personal names

Corporate names

Caernarvonshire Rivers Catchment Board

Gwynedd River Authority

Gwynedd River Board

North West Wales River Board

Welsh Water Authority