Neath Antiquarian Society

Neath Borough Records

Reference code(s): GB 9999 NAS B/N

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Title: Neath Borough Records

Short title: Neath Borough, records

Dates of creation: 1541-2001

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.054 cubic metres (2 archive boxes)

Name of creator(s): Neath Borough Council


Administrative and biographical history: The Borough of Neath was situated at the western edge of the Marcher Lordship of Glamorgan. The first charter was granted by William earl of Gloucester in 1150. For most of its history the borough boundaries were approximately the same as those of the ecclesiastical parish of Neath. In 1922 extensions were made to the borough which more than doubled its size. In 1974 Neath Borough was joined with Neath Rural District Council to form the new District Council of Neath.


Scope and content: Lists of ordinances, 1542-1694; minutes, 1637-1729; deeds and leases, 1684-1815; legal papers, 1708-1805; papers relating to Neath Borough Police, 1919-[1980s]; papers relating to elections, burgesses and borough officials, 1861-1955; financial papers, 1725-1893; correspondence, 1923-1940; programmes, invitations and posters, 1901-1995; corporation diaries, 1924-1956; plans, 1866-1987; miscellaneous papers, 1835-1995


Language/script: English; some Latin.

System of arrangement: Arranged into lists of ordinances, minutes, deeds and leases, legal papers, papers relating to Neath Borough Police, papers relating to elections, burgesses and borough officials, financial papers, correspondence, programmes, invitations and posters, corporation diaries, plans, miscellaneous papers

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service in County Hall, Swansea and the Neath Mechanics' Institute. A version of this catalogue is also available online.
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Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Immediate source of acquisition: Source not recorded.


Related units of description: Neath Borough records are also at the West Glamorgan Archive Service, reference B/N.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Andrew Dulley for the ANW project.

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

Date(s) of description: August 2005



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