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Trade and other Directories Records

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.

The following directories are held at Area Libraries and at the County Archives Office. 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.

 

  • Date: 1791
  • Title of Directory: Universal British Directory (UK)
  • Coverage: Breconshire; Brecon Area Library
  • Location: County Archives Office
  • Notes: Facsimile (extracts)

 

  • Date: 1798
  • Title of Directory: Universal British Directory (UK)
  • Coverage: Breconshire; Montgomeryshire, Radnorshire
  • Location: Llandrindod Wells Area Library
  • Notes: Facsimile

 

  • Date: 1822
  • Title of Directory: Pigot & Co's (North Wales)
  • Coverage: Montgomeryshire
  • Location: County Archives Office, Newtown Area Library 
  • Notes: Fiche

 

  • Date: 1825
  • Title of Directory: Pigot & Co's (Wales)
  • Coverage: Breconshire, Radnorshire
  • Location: County Archives Office
  • Notes: Facsimile (circa 1825)

 

  • Date: 1828
  • Title of Directory: Pigot & Co's (North Wales)
  • Coverage: Montgomeryshire
  • Location: County Archives Office, Newtown Area Library
  • Notes: Fiche

 

  • Date: 1828
  • Title of Directory: Pigot & Co's (Wales)
  • Coverage: Montgomeryshire (WELL)
  • Location: County Archives Office
  • Notes: Facsimile

 

  • Date: 1829
  • Title of Directory: Pigot & Co's (North Wales)
  • Coverage: Montgomeryshire
  • Location: County Archives Office, Newtown Area Library
  • Notes: Original (NEW) & Facsimile

 

  • Date: 1829
  • Title of Directory: Pigot & Co's (Wales)
  • Coverage: Breconshire, Montgomeryshire, Radnorshire
  • Location: Brecon Area Library
  • Notes: Original

 

  • Date: 1830
  • Title of Directory: Pigot & Co's (North Wales)
  • Coverage: Montgomeryshire
  • Location: County Archives Office
  • Notes: Fiche

 

  • Date: 1830
  • Title of Directory: Pigot & Co's (South Wales)
  • Coverage: Breconshire, Radnorshire
  • Location: County Archives Office
  • Notes: Fiche

 

  • Date: 1831
  • Title of Directory: Boundary Commission
  • Coverage: Radnorshire
  • Location: County Archives Office
  • Notes: Facsimile (extracts)

 

  • Date: 1835
  • Title of Directory: Pigot & Co's (North Wales)
  • Coverage: Montgomeryshire
  • Location: County Archives Office, Newtown Area Library
  • Notes: Fiche

 

  • Date: 1835
  • Title of Directory: Pigot & Co's (Wales)
  • Coverage: Breconshire, Montgomeryshire, Radnorshire
  • Location: County Archives Office, Newtown Area Library
  • Notes: Original

 

  • Date: 1840
  • Title of Directory: Robson's (North Wales)
  • Coverage: Montgomeryshire
  • Location: County Archives Office, Newtown Area Library
  • Notes: Fiche

 

  • Date: 1844
  • Title of Directory: Slater's (North Wales)
  • Coverage: Montgomeryshire
  • Location: County Archives Office, Newtown Area Library
  • Notes: Fiche (late Pigot & Co)

 

  • Date: 1849
  • Title of Directory: Hunt & Co's (Gloucester)
  • Coverage: Breconshire (Brecon Area Library, CR)
  • Location: County Archives Office
  • Notes: Facsimile (extracts)

 

  • Date: 1850
  • Title of Directory: Slater's (North Wales)
  • Coverage: Montgomeryshire
  • Location: County Archives Office, Newtown Area Library
  • Notes: Fiche (late Pigot & Co)

 

  • Date: 1856
  • Title of Directory: Slater's (North Wales)
  • Coverage: Montgomeryshire
  • Location: County Archives Office, Newtown Area Library
  • Notes: Fiche (late Pigot & Co)

 

  • Date: 1858
  • Title of Directory: Slater's (Wales)
  • Coverage: Breconshire, Montgomeryshire, Radnorshire
  • Location: County Archives Office
  • Notes: Facsimile (late Pigot & Co)

 

  • Date: 1859
  • Title of Directory: J. Jones (North Wales)
  • Coverage: Montgomeryshire
  • Location: County Archives Office, Newtown Area Library 
  • Notes: Fiche (Wrexham only)

 

  • Date: 1863
  • Title of Directory: County Directory
  • Coverage: Radnorshire
  • Location: County Archives Office
  • Notes: Facsimile (extracts)

 

  • Date: 1868
  • Title of Directory: Slater's (North Wales)
  • Coverage: Montgomeryshire
  • Location: County Archives Office, Newtown Area Library
  • Notes: Fiche (late Pigot & Co)

 

  • Date: 1871
  • Title of Directory: Return of landowners
  • Coverage: Breconshire, Montgomeryshire,  Radnorshire
  • Location: County Archives Office
  • Notes: Facsimile (From 1871 Census)

 

  • Date: 1871
  • Title of Directory: Return of landowners
  • Coverage: Montgomeryshire
  • Location: Newtown Area Library
  • Notes: Facsimile

 

  • Date: 1874
  • Title of Directory: Worrall's (North Wales)
  • Coverage: Montgomeryshire
  • Location: County Archives Office, Newtown Area Library
  • Notes: Fiche

 

  • Date: 1876
  • Title of Directory: Cassey's (North Wales)
  • Coverage: Montgomeryshire
  • Location: County Archives Office, Newtown Area Library
  • Notes: Fiche

 

  • Date: 1881
  • Title of Directory: Almanac Caergybi
  • Coverage: Montgomeryshire (MAC)
  • Location: County Archives Office, Newtown Area Library
  • Notes: Facsimile

 

  • Date: 1881
  • Title of Directory: Crocker's (Wrexham area)
  • Coverage: Montgomeryshire
  • Location: County Archives Office, Newtown Area Library
  • Notes: Fiche

 

  • Date: 1882
  • Title of Directory: Almanac Caergybi
  • Coverage: Montgomeryshire (MAC)
  • Location: County Archives Office, Newtown Area Library
  • Notes: Facsimile (extracts)

 

  • Date: 1883
  • Title of Directory: Almanac Caergybi
  • Coverage: Montgomeryshire (MAC)
  • Location: Newtown Area Library
  • Notes: Original

 

  • Date: 1883
  • Title of Directory: Slater's (North Wales)
  • Coverage: Montgomeryshire
  • Location: County Archives Office, Newtown Area Library
  • Notes: Fiche (late Pigot & Co)

 

  • Date: 1884
  • Title of Directory: Almanac Caergybi
  • Coverage: Montgomeryshire (MAC)
  • Location: County Archives Office, Newtown Area Library
  • Notes: Original (NEW) & Facsimile (extracts)

 

  • Date: 1886
  • Title of Directory: Porter's (Flints & Denbs)
  • Coverage: Montgomeryshire
  • Location: County Archives Office, Newtown Area Library
  • Notes: Fiche

 

  • Date: 1889
  • Title of Directory: Sutton's (North Wales)
  • Coverage: Montgomeryshire
  • Location: County Archives Office, Newtown Area Library
  • Notes: Fiche

 

  • Date: 1889
  • Title of Directory: Sutton's (North Wales)
  • Coverage: Montgomeryshire
  • Location: County Archives Office
  • Notes: Facsimile

 

  • Date: 1890
  • Title of Directory: Shropshire & N. Wales Almanac
  • Coverage: Montgomeryshire
  • Location: County Archives Office
  • Notes: Facsimile

 

  • Date: 1890
  • Title of Directory: Shropshire & N. Wales Almanac
  • Coverage: Montgomeryshire
  • Location: Newtown Area Library
  • Notes: Original & copy

 

  • Date: 1891
  • Title of Directory: Kelly's (South Wales)
  • Coverage: Breconshire, Radnorshire
  • Location: Brecon Area Library
  • Notes: Original

 

  • Date: 1891
  • Title of Directory: Llandrindod Wells Guide
  • Coverage: Radnorshire, Llandrindod Wells Area Library
  • Location: County Archives Office
  • Notes: Facsimile

 

  • Date: 1894
  • Title of Directory: Park Penny Guide
  • Coverage: Montgomeryshire, 
  • Location: Newtown Area Library
  • Notes: Original

 

  • Date: 1895
  • Title of Directory: Bennett's (Wales)
  • Coverage: Breconshire, Montgomeryshire, Radnorshire
  • Location: County Archives Office
  • Notes: Facsimile

 

  • Date: 1895
  • Title of Directory: Bennett's (North Wales)
  • Coverage: Montgomeryshire
  • Location: Newtown Area Library. Coverage
  • Notes: Facsimile (extracts)

 

  • Date: 1895
  • Title of Directory: Bennett's (South Wales)
  • Coverage: Breconshire, Montgomeryshire
  • Location: County Archives Office
  • Notes: Original

 

  • Date: 1895
  • Title of Directory: Kelly's (Wales)
  • Coverage: Breconshire, Montgomeryshire, Radnorshire
  • Location: Llandrindod Wells Area Library
  • Notes: Original

 

  • Date: 1895
  • Title of Directory: Kelly's (Wales)
  • Coverage: Breconshire, Radnorshire
  • Location: County Archives Office
  • Notes: Facsimile

 

  • Date: 1895
  • Title of Directory: Slater's (North Wales)
  • Coverage: Montgomeryshire
  • Location: County Archives Office, Newtown Area Library
  • Notes: Fiche (late Pigot & Co)

 

  • Date: 1896
  • Title of Directory: Llandrindod Wells Illus. Guide
  • Coverage: Radnorshire (Llandrindod Wells Area Library)
  • Location: County Archives Office
  • Notes: Facsimile (pub. Bufton)

 

  • Date: 1897
  • Title of Directory: Park Penny Guide
  • Coverage: Montgomeryshire (MON)
  • Location: Newtown Area Library
  • Notes: Original (Montgomery & district)

 

  • Date: 1901
  • Title of Directory: Kelly's (Wales)
  • Coverage: Breconshire, Montgomeryshire, Radnorshire
  • Location: Llandrindod Wells Area Library
  • Notes: Original

 

  • Date: 1904
  • Title of Directory: Payne's Welshpool Almanack
  • Coverage: Montgomeryshire (WEL)
  • Location: County Archives Office
  • Notes: Facsimile

 

  • Date: 1904
  • Title of Directory: Payne's Welshpool Almanack
  • Coverage: Montgomeryshire (WEL)
  • Location: Newtown Area Library
  • Notes: Original & Copy

 

  • Date: 1905
  • Title of Directory: Payne's Welshpool Almanack
  • Coverage: Montgomeryshire (WEL)
  • Location: County Archives Office
  • Notes: Facsimile (extracts)

 

  • Date: 1905
  • Title of Directory: Payne's Welshpool Almanack
  • Coverage: Montgomeryshire (WEL)
  • Location: Newtown Area Library
  • Notes: Original & Copy

 

  • Date: 1906
  • Title of Directory: Payne's Welshpool Almanack
  • Coverage: Montgomeryshire (WEL)
  • Location: Newtown Area Library
  • Notes: Original

 

  • Date: 1906
  • Title of Directory: Kelly's (Wales)
  • Coverage: Breconshire, Montgomeryshire, Radnorshire
  • Location: Llandrindod Wells Area Library
  • Notes: Original

 

  • Date: 1906
  • Title of Directory: Kelly's (Wales)
  • Coverage: Breconshire, Radnorshire
  • Location: County Archives Office
  • Notes: Facsimile (extracts)

 

  • Date: 1907
  • Title of Directory: Post Office Telephone Directory
  • Coverage: Breconshire, Montgomeryshire, Radnorshire
  • Location: County Archives Office
  • Notes: Facsimile (extracts)

 

  • Date: 1907
  • Title of Directory: Post Office Telephone Directory
  • Coverage: Montgomeryshire
  • Location: Newtown Area Library
  • Notes: Facsimile (extracts)

 

  • Date: 1908
  • Title of Directory: Payne's Welshpool Almanack
  • Coverage: Montgomeryshire (WELL)
  • Location: County Archives Office
  • Notes: Facsimile (extracts)

 

  • Date: 1908
  • Title of Directory: Payne's Welshpool Almanack
  • Coverage: Montgomeryshire (WELL)
  • Location: Newtown Area Library
  • Notes: Original & Copy

 

  • Date: 1909
  • Title of Directory: Bishop's Powysland Almanack
  • Coverage: Montgomeryshire
  • Location: Newtown Area Library
  • Notes: Original

 

  • Date: 1909
  • Title of Directory: Payne's Welshpool Almanack
  • Coverage: Montgomeryshire (WEL)
  • Location: County Archives Office
  • Notes: Facsimile (extracts)

 

  • Date: 1909
  • Title of Directory: Payne's Welshpool Almanack
  • Coverage: Montgomeryshire (WEL)
  • Location: Newtown Area Library
  • Notes: Original & Copy

 

  • Date: 1910
  • Title of Directory: Payne's Welshpool Almanack
  • Coverage: Montgomeryshire (WEL)
  • Location: County Archives Office
  • Notes: Facsimile (extracts)

 

  • Date: 1910
  • Title of Directory: Payne's Welshpool Almanack
  • Coverage: Montgomeryshire (WEL)
  • Location: Newtown Area Library
  • Notes: Original & Copy

 

  • Date: 1911
  • Title of Directory: Payne's Welshpool Almanack
  • Coverage: Montgomeryshire (WEL)
  • Location: County Archives Office
  • Notes: Facsimile (extracts)

 

  • Date: 1911
  • Title of Directory: Payne's Welshpool Almanack
  • Coverage: Montgomeryshire (WEL)
  • Location: Newtown Area Library
  • Notes: Original & Copy

 

  • Date: 1912
  • Title of Directory: Payne's Welshpool Almanack
  • Coverage: Montgomeryshire (WEL)
  • Location: County Archives Office
  • Notes: Facsimile (extracts)

 

  • Date: 1912
  • Title of Directory: Payne's Welshpool Almanack
  • Coverage: Montgomeryshire (WEL)
  • Location: Newtown Area Library
  • Notes: Original & Copy

 

  • Date: 1913
  • Title of Directory: Bennett's (North Wales)
  • Coverage: Montgomeryshire
  • Location: County Archives Office, Newtown Area Library
  • Notes: Fiche

 

  • Date: 1914
  • Title of Directory: Burke's (UK)
  • Coverage: Breconshire, Montgomeryshire, Radnorshire
  • Location: Llandrindod Wells Area Library
  • Notes: Original

 

  • Date: 1914
  • Title of Directory: Kelly's (South Wales)
  • Coverage: Breconshire, Radnorshire
  • Location: Brecon Area Library
  • Notes: Original: Brecon entry missing

 

  • Date: 1914
  • Title of Directory: Llanidloes Almanack & c.
  • Coverage: Montgomeryshire (LLI)
  • Location: Newtown Area Library
  • Notes: Original

 

  • Date: 1914
  • Title of Directory: Payne's Welshpool Almanac
  • Coverage: Montgomeryshire (WEL)
  • Location: County Archives Office
  • Notes: Facsimile (extracts)

 

  • Date: 1914
  • Title of Directory: Payne's Welshpool Almanac
  • Coverage: Montgomeryshire (WEL)
  • Location: Newtown Area Library
  • Notes: Original & Copy

 

  • Date: 1915
  • Title of Directory: Payne's Welshpool Almanack
  • Coverage: Montgomeryshire (WEL)
  • Location: County Archives Office
  • Notes: Facsimile (extracts)

 

  • Date: 1915
  • Title of Directory: Payne's Welshpool Almanack
  • Coverage: Montgomeryshire (WEL)
  • Location: Newtown Area Library
  • Notes: Original & Copy

 

  • Date: 1916
  • Title of Directory: Llandrindod Wells Guide
  • Coverage: Radnorshire (WEL)
  • Location: Llandrindod Wells Area Library
  • Notes: Facsimile

 

  • Date: 1916
  • Title of Directory: Llandrindod Wells Guide
  • Coverage: Radnorshire (Llandrindod Wells Area Library)
  • Location: County Archives Office
  • Notes: Facsimile

 

  • Date: 1917
  • Title of Directory: Payne's Welshpool Almanack
  • Coverage: Montgomeryshire (WEL)
  • Location: County Archives Office
  • Notes: Facsimile

 

  • Date: 1917
  • Title of Directory: Payne's Welshpool Almanack
  • Coverage: Montgomeryshire (WEL)
  • Location: Newtown Area Library
  • Notes: Original & Copy

 

  • Date: 1922
  • Title of Directory: Bennett's (North Wales)
  • Coverage: Montgomeryshire
  • Location: County Archives Office, Newtown Area Library
  • Notes: Fiche

 

  • Date: 1926
  • Title of Directory: Kelly's (South Wales)
  • Coverage: Breconshire, Radnorshire
  • Location: Brecon Area Library
  • Notes: Original

 

  • Date: 1926
  • Title of Directory: Kelly's (South Wales)
  • Coverage: Breconshire, Radnorshire
  • Location: County Archives Office
  • Notes: Original

 

  • Date: 1926
  • Title of Directory: Kelly's (Wales)
  • Coverage: Breconshire, Montgomeryshire, Radnorshire
  • Location: Llandrindod Wells Area Library
  • Notes: Original

 

  • Date: 1932
  • Title of Directory: Cope's (North Wales)
  • Coverage: Montgomeryshire 
  • Location: County Archives Office, Newtown Area Library
  • Notes: Fiche

 

  • Date: 1936
  • Title of Directory: Bennett's (North Wales)
  • Coverage: Montgomeryshire 
  • Location: County Archives Office, Newtown Area Library
  • Notes: Fiche

 

  • Date: 1936
  • Title of Directory: Wales Trades Directory
  • Coverage: Breconshire, Montgomeryshire, Radnorshire
  • Location: County Archives Office
  • Notes: Original

 

  • Date: 1936
  • Title of Directory: Wales Trades Directory
  • Coverage: Montgomeryshire
  • Location: Newtown Area Library
  • Notes: Facsimile

 

  • Date: 1948
  • Title of Directory: Crockford's Clerical (UK)
  • Coverage: Breconshire, Montgomeryshire, Radnorshire
  • Location: Llandrindod Wells Area Library
  • Notes: Original

 

  • Date: 1952
  • Title of Directory: Burke's (UK)
  • Coverage: Breconshire, Montgomeryshire, Radnorshire
  • Location: Llandrindod Wells Area Library
  • Notes: Original

 

  • Date: 1968
  • Title of Directory: Debrett's (UK)
  • Coverage: Breconshire, Montgomeryshire, Radnorshire
  • Location: Llandrindod Wells Area Library
  • Notes: Original

 

  • Date: 1986
  • Title of Directory: Crockford's Clerical (UK)
  • Coverage: Breconshire, Montgomeryshire, Radnorshire
  • Location: Llandrindod Wells Area Library
  • Notes: Original

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