Powys County Archives Office

Llandrindod Wells Library Collection

Reference code(s): GB 0223 R/D/LBY

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Title: Llandrindod Wells Library Collection

Short title: Llandrindod Wells library collection

Dates of creation: 1790-1994 (mainly 1930-1994)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.94 cubic metres (47 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Llandrindod Library


Administrative and biographical history: Llandrindod Library, Radnorshire, was originally based in a building next to the town hall and was opened in the early 20th century. The library collected records from a variety of sources in Radnorshire including Arthur Stanley Michael (Chief Constable, Radnorshire Constabulary), private estates, Llandrindod Hospital (opened 1880), and Women's Institutes branches in Llandrindod Wells, Howey, Crossgates, Kinnerton and Llanelwedd.


Scope and content: Records collected by Llandrindod Wells Library, 1790-1994, including library service records, 1970-1990; Powys County Council records, 1970-1990; miscellaneous reports, 1979-1988; plans and particulars of the sale of the Llanbadarn estate, 1912; sales particulars of the Clyro Court estate, 1950; sales particulars of the estates in Gladestry, Cefnllys and Llanddewi-Ystradenni, 1945; R. Oliver papers, 1968-1988; Llandrindod Wells Hospital reports, 1880-1947; Crossgates Village Hall Committee minute books, 1935-1978; Llandrindod Wells Women's Institute scrapbooks, 1893-1965; Newbridge-on-Wye Women's Institute records, 1920-1978; Llanelwedd Women's Institute account book, 1963-1986; Crossgates Women's Institute monthly meetings books, 1946-1967; Howey Women's Institute monthly meetings books, 1947-1980; Kinnerton Women's Institute records, 1984; Newbridge-on-Wye District Nurses Association minute book, 1938-1959; press cuttings albums, 1897-1914; study packs, 1991; photograph and cuttings album of Arthur Stanley Michael, 1913-1965; Breconshire and Radnorshire Constituency register of electors, Radnorshire District, 1992-1996; Llandrindod Wells County Secondary School magazine, 1938-1952; records relating to Buckland Old Mill, Bwlch, 1942-[1960s]; Rhayader Library Committee minute books, 1949-1965; newspapers, 1889-1892; copies of Acts of Parliament, 1790-1840; postcards, 1904-1982; miscellaneous photographs, 1905-1988; and miscellaneous papers, 1873-1994.


Language/script: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into groups by type and deposit: Llanbadarn estate; R. Oliver papers; Llandrindod Wells Hospital reports; Crossgates Village Hall Committee; Newbridge-on-Wye Women's Institute; Llanelwedd Women's Institute; Crossgates Women's Institute; Howey Women's Institute; Kinnerton Women's Institute; Newbridge-on-Wye District Nurses Association; press-cutting albums; study packs; County Librarians' Office; Llandrindod Wells Women's Institute scrapbooks; Arthur Stanley Michael; Breconshire and Radnorshire Constituency registers; photographs; exhibition material from Powys Schools Library Service; Llandrindod Wells County Secondary School magazine; local studies material from Radnorshire libraries; postcards; sales particulars; and further postcards.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy is available at the Powys County Archives Service.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records transferred to Powys County Archives Service have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: The Arthur Stanley Michael papers were deposited at the Library by his son, Mr C. S. Michael, Builth Road, Radnorshire, 1967.

Immediate source of acquisition: Transferred from Llandrindod Library, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, 1996 and later.


Related units of description: Further material relating to Llanelwedd Women's Institute is Powys County Archives Service, R/D/WI.


Note: Title supplied from name of collector. The collection contains some earlier material accumulated by the collector.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used to compile this description: Powys County Archives Service, Llandrindod Wells Library, catalogues.

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

Date(s) of description: February 2005



Hospitals | Wales | Llandrindod Wells

Llandrindod Library | Archives

Postcards | Wales | Powys

Powys (Wales) | Photographs

Sales particulars | Wales | Powys

Women's institutes | Wales | Powys

Personal names

Michael, Arthur Stanley, b. 1887

Corporate names

Clyro Court Estate (Wales)

Llanbadarn Estate (Powys, Wales)

Llandrindod Library

Llandrindod Wells Cottage Hospital and Convalescent Home

Llandrindod Wells Hospital


Llandrindod Wells