Powys County Archives Office
Photograph album of Lake Vyrnwy
Reference code(s): GB 0223 M/X/80
Title: Photograph album of Lake Vyrnwy
Short title: Lake Vyrnwy, photograph album
Dates of creation: 1882-
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: (1 volume)
Name of creator(s): Jas Leach
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.
Scope and content: Photographs, 1882-, 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
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.
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 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