Powys County Archives Office

Transfer from Glamorgan Archives

Reference code(s): GB 0223 B/X/151

Held at:

Title: Transfer from Glamorgan Archives

Short title: Taff Fechan Water Supply Board

Dates of creation: 1927-1958

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 5 items; 1 roll of maps

Name of creator(s): Taff Fechan Water Supply Board


Administrative and biographical history: Merthyr Tydfil Corporation obtained an Act of Parliament in 1911, to impound the waters of the Taf Fechan. Construction of the dam, by Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons started in 1913. The 1st World War halted the works, which were resumed in 1918, using direct labour. The Taf Fechan Water Supply Board was set up to take over the running of the reservoir from the Corporation, along with the Pentwyn, Lower and Upper Neuadd Reservoirs, in 1921.


Scope and content: Report, by Thomas F Harvey, on the existing supply works, and the works under construction, 1927; Booklet to commemorate the inauguration of the Taf Fechan Reservoir and Works, 1927; Booklet to commemorate the opening of the filtration plant extensions and workshops and stores at Pontsticill. 1955; Report on Full Development of the Undertaking, by Binnie, Deacon and Gourlay, 1957; Booklet to commemorate the opening of the pumping station and ancillary works at Pontsticill, 1958. Roll of 11 1st edition 25" maps for south Breconshire, 1877/1884


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Chronological

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copy of the catalogue available at PCAO
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records retained

Accruals: Are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: Transfer from Glamorgan Record Office



Archivist's note: Compiled by Anna Page, Assistant Archivist at Powys County Archive Office. Sources used: B/X/151/TF/2

Rules or conventions: This description follows guidelines provided by UWA Department of Information Studies, based on ISAD(G) 2nd edition, 2000.

Date(s) of description: October 2006



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