Powys County Archives Office

Photograph album of Lake Vyrnwy

Reference code(s): GB 0223 M/X/80

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Title: Photograph album of Lake Vyrnwy

Short title: Lake Vyrnwy, photograph album

Dates of creation: 1882-[1889]

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: (1 volume)

Name of creator(s): Jas Leach

CONTEXT

Administrative and biographical history: Lake Vyrnwy (Llyn Efyrnwy), Llanwddyn, Montgomeryshire, is a reservoir supplying water to the city of Liverpool. Construction of the masonry dam began in 1881 and was completed in 1888. Eunant Hall and the original village of Llanwddyn were submerged under the lake. Aspects of the construction were photographed by Jas Leach of Rhos on Sea, Colwyn Bay.

CONTENT

Scope and content: Photographs, 1882-[1889], depicting the building of the dam, views of the valley and Llanwyddyn as it was originally and just prior to flooding, the opening of the dam by George V, Conwy Tunnel inlet and Marchnant Tunnel inlet and dam.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/script: English

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

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: No information found

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

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, Photograph album of Lake Vyrnwy (M/X/80), catalogue; Powys Digital History Project website (http://history.powys.org.uk), viewed 20 April 2005; Gathering the Jewels website (www.gtj.org.uk), viewed 20 April 2005.

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

Date(s) of description: April 2005


INDEX ENTRIES

Subjects

Dams | Wales | Powys | Photographs

Llanwddyn (Wales) | Photographs

Reservoirs | Wales | Powys

Personal names

Leach, Jas, fl. 1881-1889

Corporate names

Places

Lake Vyrnwy

Llanwddyn