Trade and other Directories (by title)

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

Title of Directory Date Coverage Location Notes
         
Bennett's (Wales) 1895 B, M, R CAO Facsimile
Bennett's (North Wales) 1895 M NEW Facsimile
Bennett’s (South Wales) 1895 B,R CAO Original
Bennett's (North Wales) 1913 M CAO, NEW Fiche
Bennett's (North Wales) 1922 M CAO, NEW Fiche
Bennett's (North Wales) 1936 M CAO, NEW Fiche
Bishop's Powysland Almanack 1909 M NEW Original
Boundary Commission 1831 R CAO Facsimile (extracts)
Burke's (UK) 1914 B, M, R LLW Original
Burke's (UK) 1952 B, M, R LLW Original
Cassey's (North Wales) 1876 M CAO, NEW Fiche
Cope's (North Wales) 1932 M CAO, NEW Fiche
County Directory 1863 R CAO Facsimile (extracts)
Crocker's (Wrexham area) 1881 M CAO, NEW Fiche
Crockford's Clerical (UK) 1948 B, M, R LLW Original
Crockford's Clerical (UK) 1986 B, M, R LLW Original
Debrett's (UK) 1902 B, M, R LLW Original
Debrett's (UK) 1968 B, M, R LLW Original
Hunt & Co's (Gloucester) 1849 B (BR & CR) CAO Facsimile (extracts)
J.Jones (North Wales) 1859 M CAO, NEW Fiche (Wrexham only)
Kelly's (South Wales) 1891 B, R BRE Original
Kelly's (Wales) 1895 B, M, R LLW Original
Kelly's (Wales) 1895 B, R CAO Facsimile
Kelly's (Wales) 1901 B, M, R LLW Original
Kelly's (Wales) 1906 B, M, R LLW Original
Kelly's (Wales) 1906 B, R CAO Facsimile (extracts)
Kelly's (South Wales) 1914 B, R BRE Original: Brecon entry missing
Kelly's (South Wales) 1926 B, R BRE Original
Kelly's (South Wales) 1926 B, R CAO Original
Kelly's (Wales) 1926 B, M, R LLW Original
Park Penny Guide, co. Mont. 1894 M NEW Original
Pigot & Co's (North Wales) 1822 M CAO, NEW Fiche
Pigot & Co's (Wales) 1825 B, R CAO Facsimile (circa 1825)
Pigot & Co's (North Wales) 1828 M CAO, NEW Fiche
Pigot & Co's (Wales) 1828 M (WEL) CAO Facsimile
Pigot & Co's (North Wales) 1829 M CAO, NEW Original (NEW) & Facsimile
Pigot & Co's (Wales) 1829 B, M, R BR Original
Pigot & Co’s (North Wales) 1830 M CAO Fiche
Pigot & Co’s (South Wales) 1830 B, R CAO Fiche
Pigot & Co's (North Wales) 1835 M CAO, NEW Fiche
Pigot & Co's (Wales) 1835 B, M, R CAO, NEW Original
Porter's (Flints & Denbs) 1886 M CAO, NEW Fiche
Robson's (North Wales) 1840 M CAO, NEW Fiche
Shropshire & N. Wales Almanack 1890 M CAO Facsimile
Shropshire & N. Wales Almanack 1890 M NEW Original & copy
Slater's (North Wales) 1844 M CAO, NEW Fiche (late Pigot & Co)
Slater's (North Wales) 1850 M CAO, NEW Fiche (late Pigot & Co)
Slater's (North Wales) 1856 M CAO, NEW Fiche (late Pigot & Co)
Slater's (Wales) 1858 B, M, R CAO Facsimile (late Pigot & Co)
Slater's (North Wales) 1868 M CAO, NEW Fiche (late Pigot & Co)
Slater's (North Wales) 1883 M CAO, NEW Fiche (late Pigot & Co)
Slater's (North Wales) 1895 M CAO, NEW Fiche (late Pigot & Co)
Sutton's (North Wales) 1889 M CAO, NEW Fiche
Sutton's (North Wales) 1889 M CAO Facsimile
Universal British Directory (UK) 1791 B (BR) CAO Facsimile (extracts)
Universal British Directory (UK) 1798 B, M, R LLW Facsimile
Wales Trades Directory 1936 B, M, R CAO Original
Wales Trades Directory 1936 M NEW Facsimile
Worrall's (North Wales) 1874 M CAO, NEW Fiche

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Post Office Telephone Directories

Post Office Telephone Directory 1907 B, M, R CAO, NEW (M) Facsimile (extracts)

Town Guides

Llandrindod Wells Guide 1891 R (LLW) CAO Facsimile
Llandrindod Wells Illus. Guide 1896 R (LLW) CAO Facsimile (pub. Bufton)
Llandrindod Wells Guide 1916 R (LLW) CAO Facsimile
Llanidloes Almanack &c. 1914 M (LLI) NEW Original
Almanac Caergybi (Holyhead) 1881 M (MAC) CAO, NEW Facsimile
Almanac Caergybi (Holyhead) 1882 M (MAC) CAO, NEW Facsimile (extracts)
Almanac Caergybi (Holyhead) 1883 M (MAC) NEW Original
Almanac Caergybi (Holyhead) 1884 M (MAC) CAO, NEW Original (NEW) & Facsimile (extracts)
Montgomery & District 1897 M (MON) NEW Original (Park Penny Guide)
Payne's Welshpool Almanack 1904 M (WEL) CAO, NEW Original (NEW) & Facsimile
Payne's Welshpool Almanack 1905 M (WEL) CAO, NEW Original (NEW) & Facsimile (extracts)
Payne's Welshpool Almanack 1906 M (WEL) NEW Original
Payne's Welshpool Almanack 1908 M (WEL) CAO, NEW Original (NEW) & Facsimile (extracts)
Payne's Welshpool Almanack 1909 M (WEL) CAO, NEW Original (NEW) & Facsimile (extracts)
Payne's Welshpool Almanack 1910 M (WEL) CAO, NEW Original (NEW) & Facsimile (extracts)
Payne's Welshpool Almanack 1911 M (WEL) CAO, NEW Original (NEW) & Facsimile (extracts)
Payne's Welshpool Almanack 1912 M (WEL) CAO, NEW Original (NEW) & Facsimile (extracts)
Payne's Welshpool Almanack 1914 M (WEL) CAO, NEW Original (NEW) & Facsimile (extracts)
Payne's Welshpool Almanack 1915 M (WEL) CAO, NEW Original (NEW) & Facsimile (extracts)
Payne's Welshpool Almanack 1917 M (WEL) CAO, NEW Original (NEW) & Facsimile

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