Powys County Archives Office

Papers relating to the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway

Reference code(s): GB 0223 M/X/41, M/X/57

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Title: Papers relating to the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway

Short title: Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway, papers

Dates of creation: 1897-1923

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: I box+ book of plans

Name of creator(s): Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway Co.; Martha Jane Jones; Williams, Gittins and Tomley, solicitors, Newtown


Administrative and biographical history: Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway, Montgomeryshire, opened in 1903, linking the rural communities around Llanfair Caereinion to the market at Welshpool. The line carried only freight from 1931 and closed in 1956. It was reopened by Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway Preservation Co. Ltd in 1963. Martha Jane Jones was the owner of Lower Brynelen Farm, Llanfair Caereinion. Part of the farm's land in Llanfair Caereinion and Castle Caereinion was purchased by the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway Company to accommodate a section of the railway. The solicitors firm of Williams, Gittins and Tomley, of Newtown, Montgomeryshire, handled the purchase of land for the railway.


Scope and content: Records relating to Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway, 1897-1923, comprising railway plans and sections, 1897; deeds and legal papers relating to Lower Brynelen Farm, Llanfair Caereinion, Llangyniew, and Castle Caereinion, Montgomeryshire, 1901-1902; correspondence and other papers relating to the valuation of the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway Co., 1901; correspondence and related papers between Martha Jane Jones and others and Williams, Gittins and Tomley, solicitors, Newtown, 1901-1923.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically (M/X/41).

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Powys County Archives Service.
Detailed catalogue


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited, [1990]; donated by Mr. R.I. Cartwright of Clwyd.


Related units of description: Later photographs of the railway are Powys County Archives Service, M/X/14.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Powys County Archives Service, M/X/41, M/X/57, catalogues; Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway website (www.wllr.org.uk), viewed 15 March 2005.

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

Date(s) of description: March 2005



Deeds | Wales | Powys

Jones, Martha Jane | Correspondence

Railways | Wales | Powys

Personal names

Jones, Martha Jane, alive 1888-1923

Corporate names

Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway Company

Williams, Gittins & Tomley


Castle Caereinion

Llanfair Caereinion

Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway