Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Casgliad Bachwen, Clynnog

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XD/66, XS/2797, XM/Maps/6118

Held at:

Title: Casgliad Bachwen, Clynnog

Short title: Bachwen, Clynnog, casgliad (collection)

Dates of creation: 1874-1982

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: To be supplied

Name of creator(s): Henry Williams; Thomas Hughes; David Arthur Hughes


Administrative and biographical history: Henry Williams (fl. 1879-1890) farmed at Cefn Emrys, Llandwrog, Caernarfonshire. He was the father-in-law of Thomas Hughes (fl. 1900-1948), of Bachwen (Bach Wen) farm, Clynnog-fawr, Caernarfonshire. Thomas' son, David Arthur Hughes ([1897]-[c. 1982]) also farmed at Bachwen, moving to Ynysfa, Llanwnda, in about 1974. Both Thomas and David Hughes were members and elders of Ebenezer Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Clynnog-fawr.


Scope and content: Papers relating mainly to Bachwen, Clynnog-fawr, 1874-1982, including farm diaries of Henry Williams, 1883-1903, Thomas Hughes, 1905-1945, and David Arthur Hughes, 1923-1981; account books and bills from Cefn Emrys and Bachwen, 1879-1982; remembrance cards, 1874-1906; papers relating to Ebenezer Chapel, Clynnog-fawr, and other churches, 1906-1982, including programmes, 1961-1982, membership cards, 1946-1976, annual reports, 1926-1980, and financial records, 1906-[1976]; agriculture-related material, 1921-1971, including summaries of laws and membership cards; deeds relating to Llanllyfni, 1884-1901; Hughes family and other photographs, [post 1886]-1940; postcards and Christmas cards, 1907-1928, 1958; and Ordnance Survey maps of Caernarfonshire, 1918.


Language/script: Welsh, English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: farm diaries; account books; remembrance cards; Ebenezer Chapel, Clynnog; agricultural matters; title deeds; miscellaneous; photographs; additional documents; maps; and additional photographs.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Caernarfon Record Office and the National Register of Archives.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: No information found



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Casgliad Bachwen, Clynnog/Bachwen, Clynnog Collection, catalogue.

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

Date(s) of description: November 2004



Bachwen Estate (Wales) | Archives

Ebenezer (Church : Clynnog-fawr, Wales) | Archives

Farmers | Wales | Gwynedd | Diaries

Gwynedd (Wales) | Photographs

Postcards | Wales

Personal names

Hughes, D. A. (David Arthur), fl. 1897-1981

Hughes, Thomas, farmer of Bachwen

Williams, Henry, of Llandwrog

Corporate names

Bachwen Estate (Wales)

Ebenezer (Church : Clynnog-fawr, Wales)


Bach Wen