West Glamorgan Archive Service

County Borough/ City of Swansea. Town Clerk Department Records and Correspondence

Reference code(s): GB 0216 TC 38, 53, 228, 231, 322, 330

Held at:

Title: County Borough/ City of Swansea. Town Clerk Department Records and Correspondence

Short title: Swansea Town Clerk Department records and correspondence

Dates of creation: 1821-1992

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium:

Name of creator(s): County Borough/ City of Swansea. Town Clerk Department


Administrative and biographical history: The medieval borough of Swansea was made autonomous from the surrounding county of Glamorgan in 1889 and became a county borough. In 1969 the borough was granted city status. Following local government reorganisation in 1974 boroughs and county boroughs ceased to exit. Swansea retained the title of City.In September 1835, Swansea's old corporation was replaced by a new municipal corporation.


Scope and content: James & Collins solicitors bill book, 1821-1834; Common Attorney's accounts, 1842-1865; various papers, 1898-1974, from the Chief Executive's and Town Clerk's Department on electricity supplies, 1915-1947; aerodromes, 1905-1939; water agreements, 1905-1926; cemetry byelaws, 1914-1963; Emergency Fire Brigade, 1937-1941; Workmen Compensation Acts, 1928-1948; war charities, 1916-1937; mental defiency, 1935-1947, and housing, 1932-1970; photographs, 1930-[1990s]; electoral registers and burgess rolls, 1839-1996; Swansea Grand Theatre programmes, 1897-1985; and town twinning and friendship agreements, 1982-1992.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: James & Collins solicitors bill book; Chief Executive's and Town Clerk's Department; Mayor's Secretariat: Photographs; Electoral Registers and Burgess Rolls; Swansea Grand Theatre : Programmes; Lord Mayor's Office : Town twinning and friendship agreements.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at West Glamorgan Archive Service have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history: James & Collins solicitors bill book which is endorsed at the front in pencil 'J[ames[&C[ollins] bill book: com[mon] law' (probably in a contemporary or near contemporary hand) does not appear to have any connection with the Corporation accounts with which it was found.



Note: Title from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, County Borough/ City of Swansea. Town Clerk Department Records and Correspondence; Collis, Kim, The West Glamorgan Archive Service, A Guide to the Collections (Swansea, 1998).

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of description: August 2005.



Airports | Wales | Swansea

Byelaws | Wales | Glamorgan

Cemeteries | Wales | Swansea

Electoral registers | Wales | Swansea

Electric utilities | Wales | Swansea

Fire brigades | Wales | Swansea

Housing | Wales | Swansea

Mental health | Wales | Glamorgan

Photograph collections | Wales | Glamorgan

Swansea (Wales). | County Borough Council. | Town Clerk Department | Archives

Water utilities | Wales | Swansea

World War, 1914-1918 | Civilian relief | Wales | Swansea

Personal names

Corporate names

Grand Theatre (Swansea, Wales)

James and Collins

Swansea (Wales) | County Borough/City. | Town Clerk Department