Archifdy Ceredigion Archives
DB/96: New Quay Harbour Company


Ref: DB/96

Reference:[GB0212] DB/96
Title: New Quay Harbour Company
Date(s): 1787-1953
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 2 Series

Name of creator
New Quay Harbour Company

Archival history
Unknown [April 2015]

Acquisition/ transfer details
The collection was deposited with Ceredigion Archives in 2013, by a private depositor; its original provenance is not known [April 2015].

Scope and content
The collection covers the pre-formation, formation, operation/ ongoing administration, and the eventual transfer into local government hands, of the New Quay Harbour Company.

The material, dating from 1787 until 1953, comprises documents relating to legal matters â€" the Company’s foundation, copies of Acts, copies of local Byelaws, and several legal disputes in which it was involved; records relating to property â€" title deeds, leases (including of tolls and dues), associated bills of costs, etc.; financial records, notably those concerning shareholders; correspondence; and a small number of more ephemeral items â€" a list of house name, and of ships, in New Quay, for example.

Whilst the material, on the whole, relates to New Quay, in the County of Cardiganshire (as was, now Ceredigion), west Wales, some material relates to other places in Cardiganshire (namely, the harbours of Aberystwyth and Aberaeron), and one document to Bristol Harbour.

All of the material is in hard-copy form, paper and or parchment based, with some plans included, and one photograph.

Some of the documents are in a rather fragile condition, although useable with care.

Appraisal/ destruction/ scheduling
All catalogued material is subject to permanent retention.
Duplicate copies of notices of Annual Meetings (DB/96/2/56 x 7 copies; DB/96/2/57 x 6 copies) were not retained.

Accruals may occur, but are not currently expected (April 2015).

System of arrangement
The collection represents an artificial gathering of material, whose original order has been lost. The material has been catalogued by date, in order to best represent the documents, the organisations’ activities, and the Company’s narrative history in the most coherent manner: from instigation; through its active, sometimes contentious, life; to its eventual demise (in its original form at least).

The collection is thus catalogued as two Series: DB/96/1 relates to material which pre-dates the formation of the New Quay Harbour Company; DB/96/2 relates to the formation and operation of the Company until it was taken over by New Quay Urban District Council in the 1950s.

Conditions of access and use
Open access

Language/ scripts of material
Original spelling within the documents has been retained, with modern spellings included alongside (where it has been possible to ascertain these).
All of the material, except for one document in Welsh, is in English.

Allied material: original
Related, original, material is available at the following archives:

Carmarthenshire Archives: Amphlett, Lewis and Evans Deeds and Records: Share certificates in the New Quay Harbour Company, 1837-1905

Carmarthenshire Archives: Coedmore Estate Records: Records relating to the New Quay Harbour Company, 18th-18th centuries

National Library of Wales: Cilgwyn Estate Records: Records of the New Quay Harbour Company, 1834-1900

National Library of Wales: Tyglyn Estate Records: Letters relating to the New Quay Harbour Company, 1846-1850

The National Archives (TNA): British Transport Commission and the British Railways Board: AN/13/1260: New Quay Harbour: Application from New Quay Urban District Council to Take Over the Harbour, 1948

The National Archives (TNA): Board of Trade: BT/297/543: New Quay: Lease to New Quay Harbour Company, 1913-1940

The National Archives (TNA): Board of Trade: BT/356/3743: New Quay, Cardiganshire: Registered Land Lease to New Quay Harbour Commissioners, 1925

The National Archives (TNA): The Crown Estate and Predecessors: CRES/37/1493: Llanllwchaiarn [Llanllwchaearn], New Quay Harbour: Complaint as to Removal of Stone from New Quay Foreshore, 1870-1942

The National Archives (TNA): Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries and Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: MAF/209/1048-1049: New Quay Harbour, Cards: Repairs and Improvements, 1957-1960

The National Archives (TNA): Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries and Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: MAF/209/471: New Quay Harbour, Cards: Restoration of Harbour and Sale to Urban District Council, 1943-1949

The National Archives (TNA): Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries and Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: MAF/209/466, MAF/209/467, MAF/209/468, MAF/209/469: New Quay Harbour, Cards: Maintenance and Management. Provisional Order under Fishery Harbours Act, 1915-1953

Archivist’s note
Catalogued by Lynne Moore, April 2015, Ceredigion Archives: New Quay Harbour Company Project, funded by the Archives & Records Council Wales.

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