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Cardiff Pilotage Authority; Steam Pilot Boat Co; Bristol Channel Pilot Association records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 DPIL

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Title: Cardiff Pilotage Authority; Steam Pilot Boat Co; Bristol Channel Pilot Association records

Short title: Cardiff Pilotage Authority; Steam Pilot Boat Co; Bristol Channel Pilot Association records

Dates of creation: 1807-1968

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 5 cubic metres (?)

Name of creator(s): Cardiff Pilotage Authority; Steam Pilot Boat Co.; Bristol Channel Pilot Association


Administrative and biographical history: Up to 1861 the port of Cardiff was placed under that of Bristol as far as pilotage was concerned, since Bristol's trade previously constituted the main commerce of the west. However, due to the signifcant increase in trade Cardiff was granted a separate pilotage board free from Bristol under The Bristol Channel Pilotage Act of 1861. The original board consisted of the Mayor of Cardiff and representations of the Town Council, Bute trustees, Penarth Dock Company and Glamorgan Canal Company. It was not until 1880 that the shipowner and pilots were represented on the board. The number of pilots peaked in the 1890s when licenced pilots in Cardiff reached 120.


Scope and content: Cardiff Pilotage Authority records comprising of minute books, bye-laws, financial documents, correspondences, personnel, photographs and miscellaneous records; The Steam Pilto Boat Company records comprising of Minute books and financial papers; Bristol Channel Pilots Association records comprising of minutes.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arrange chronologically by record series

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Record conditions apply

Finding aids: Handlist available at the Glamorgan Record Office
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records offered have been accepted and listed

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: Previously held at the Welsh Industrial and Maritime Museum, Swansea


Related units of description: See D/DX84; D/DX914; D/DSS1-13


Archivist's note: Compiled by Annabel Wickham for the ANW Project; Sources used: Glamorgan Record Office finding aids

Rules or conventions: Description follows Archives Network Wales guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition; AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of description: January 2006



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