Trade and other Directories (by date)

The following directories are held at Area Libraries and at the County Archives Office.  Trade directories originated in the C17 to provide addresses for merchants and businessmen. By the C19 they were used by the Post Office to give correct addresses of principal citizens in towns and  villages. Because they list tradesmen and services as well as names of individuals they are of great value to the genealogist and the local historian. Many of these directories were printed by private firms, such as Kelly's, and included information on the towns and villages they covered.

Abbreviations: CAO = County Archives Office, BR = Brecon Area Library, LLW = Llandrindod Wells Area Library; NEW = Newtown Area Library. Coverage: B = Breconshire; M = Montgomeryshire; R = Radnorshire

Date Title of Directory Coverage Location Notes
1791 Universal British Directory (UK) B (BR) CAO Facsimile (extracts)
1798 Universal British Directory (UK) B, M, R LLW Facsimile
1822 Pigot & Co's (North Wales) M CAO, NEW Fiche
1825 Pigot & Co's (Wales) B, R CAO Facsimile (circa 1825)
1828 Pigot & Co's (North Wales) M CAO, NEW Fiche
1828 Pigot & Co's (Wales) M (WEL) CAO Facsimile
1829 Pigot & Co's (North Wales) M CAO, NEW Original (NEW) & Facsimile
1829 Pigot & Co's (Wales) B, M, R BR Original
1830 Pigot & Co’s (North Wales) M CAO Fiche
1830 Pigot & Co’s (South Wales) B, R CAO Fiche
1831 Boundary Commission R CAO Facsimile (extracts)
1835 Pigot & Co's (North Wales) M CAO, NEW Fiche
1835 Pigot & Co's (Wales) B, M, R CAO, NEW Original
1840 Robson's (North Wales) M CAO, NEW Fiche
1844 Slater's (North Wales) M CAO, NEW Fiche (late Pigot & Co)
1849 Hunt & Co's (Gloucester) B (BR & CR) CAO Facsimile (extracts)
1850 Slater's (North Wales) M CAO, NEW Fiche (late Pigot & Co)
1856 Slater's (North Wales) M CAO, NEW Fiche (late Pigot & Co)
1858 Slater's (Wales) B, M, R CAO Facsimile (late Pigot & Co)
1859 J. Jones (North Wales) M CAO, NEW Fiche (Wrexham only)
1863 County Directory R CAO Facsimile (extracts)
1868 Slater's (North Wales) M CAO, NEW Fiche (late Pigot & Co)
1871 Return of landowners B, M, R CAO Facsimile (From 1871 Census)
1871 Return of landowners M NEW Facsimile
1874 Worrall's (North Wales) M CAO, NEW Fiche
1876 Cassey's (North Wales) M CAO, NEW Fiche
1881 Almanac Caergybi M (MAC) CAO, NEW Facsimile
1881 Crocker's (Wrexham area) M CAO, NEW Fiche
1882 Almanac Caergybi M (MAC) CAO, NEW Facsimile (extracts)
1883 Almanac Caergybi M (MAC) NEW Original
1883 Slater's (North Wales) M CAO, NEW Fiche (late Pigot & Co)
1884 Almanac Caergybi M (MAC) CAO, NEW Original (NEW) & Facsimile (extracts)
1886 Porter's (Flints & Denbs) M CAO, NEW Fiche
1889 Sutton's (North Wales) M CAO, NEW Fiche
1889 Sutton's (North Wales) M CAO Facsimile
1890 Shropshire & N. Wales Almanac M CAO Facsimile
         
1890 Shropshire & N. Wales Almanac M NEW Original & copy
1891 Kelly's (South Wales) B, R BRE Original
1891 Llandrindod Wells Guide R (LLW) CAO Facsimile
1894 Park Penny Guide M NEW Original
1895 Bennett's (Wales) B, M, R CAO Facsimile
1895 Bennett's (North Wales) M NEW Facsimile (extracts)
1895 Bennett’s (South Wales) B,M CAO Original
1895 Kelly's (Wales) B, M, R LLW Original
1895 Kelly's (Wales) B, R CAO Facsimile
1895 Slater's (North Wales) M CAO, NEW Fiche (late Pigot & Co)
1896 Llandrindod Wells Illus. Guide R (LLW) CAO Facsimile (pub. Bufton)
1897 Park Penny Guide M (MON) NEW Original (Montgomery & district)
1901 Kelly's (Wales) B, M, R LLW Original
1902 Debrett's (UK) B, M, R LLW Original
1904 Payne's Welshpool Almanack M (WEL) CAO Facsimile
1904 Payne's Welshpool Almanack M (WEL) NEW Original & Copy
1905 Payne's Welshpool Almanack M (WEL) CAO Facsimile (extracts)
1905 Payne's Welshpool Almanack M (WEL) NEW Original & Copy
1906 Payne's Welshpool Almanack M (WEL) NEW Original
1906 Kelly's (Wales) B, M, R LLW Original
1906 Kelly's (Wales) B, R CAO Facsimile (extracts)
1907 Post Office Telephone Directory B, M, R CAO Facsimile (extracts)
1907 Post Office Telephone Directory M NEW Facsimile (extracts)
1908 Payne's Welshpool Almanack M (WEL) CAO Facsimile (extracts)
1908 Payne's Welshpool Almanack M (WEL) NEW Original & Copy
1909 Bishop's Powysland Almanack M NEW Original
1909 Payne's Welshpool Almanack M (WEL) CAO Facsimile (extracts)
1909 Payne's Welshpool Almanack M (WEL) NEW Original & Copy
1910 Payne's Welshpool Almanack M (WEL) CAO Facsimile (extracts)
1910 Payne's Welshpool Almanack M (WEL) NEW Original & Copy
1911 Payne's Welshpool Almanack M (WEL) CAO Facsimile (extracts)
1911 Payne's Welshpool Almanack M (WEL) NEW Original & Copy
1912 Payne's Welshpool Almanack M (WEL) CAO Facsimile extracts)
1912 Payne's Welshpool Almanack M (WEL) NEW Original & Copy
1913 Bennett's (North Wales) M CAO, NEW Fiche
1914 Burke's (UK) B, M, R LLW Original
1914 Kelly's (South Wales) B, R BRE Original: Brecon entry missing
1914 Llanidloes Almanack &c. M (LLI) NEW Original
1914 Payne's Welshpool Almanack M (WEL) CAO Facsimile (extracts)
1914 Payne's Welshpool Almanack M (WEL) NEW Original & Copy
1915 Payne's Welshpool Almanack M (WEL) CAO Facsimile (extracts)
1915 Payne's Welshpool Almanack M (WEL) NEW Original & Copy
1916 Llandrindod Wells Guide R (LLW) CAO Facsimile
1917 Payne's Welshpool Almanack M (WEL) CAO Facsimile
1917 Payne's Welshpool Almanack M (WEL) NEW Original & Copy
1922 Bennett's (North Wales) M CAO, NEW Fiche
1926 Kelly's (South Wales) B, R BRE Original
1926 Kelly's (South Wales) B, R CAO Original
1926 Kelly's (Wales) B, M, R LLW Original
1932 Cope's (North Wales) M CAO, NEW Fiche
1936 Bennett's (North Wales) M CAO, NEW Fiche
1936 Wales Trades Directory B, M, R CAO Original
1936 Wales Trades Directory M NEW Facsimile
1948 Crockford's Clerical (UK) B, M, R LLW Original
1952 Burke's (UK) B, M, R LLW Original
1968 Debrett's (UK) B, M, R LLW Original
1986 Crockford's Clerical (UK) B, M, R LLW Original

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