Carmarthenshire Archive Service
Abernant Parish Council Records
Reference code(s): GB 0211 ABERNANT PC
Title: Abernant Parish Council Records
Short title: Abernant Parish Council records
Dates of creation: 1738-1960 (accumulated 1894-1960)
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 7 items
Name of creator(s): Abernant Parish Council
Administrative and biographical history: Prior to 1894, monthly parish vestry meetings dealt with ecclesiastical matters, rates, and local issues. Civil parish councils were established by the Local Government Act 1894; Abernant Parish Council inherited records from the vestry meetings. Abernant Common was enclosed in 1868.
Scope and content: Records of Abernant parish, Carmarthenshire, 1738-1960, mainly minute books, including minutes of vestry meetings, 1805-1907; minutes of the parish council, 1894-1910; minutes regarding chief rents payable by parish properties, lists of tenements whose holders could serve as churchwardens and overseers of the poor, 1738-1790; list of overseers, 1800-1908; account of the placenames of the parish, [late 18th century]; minute book of Abernant Parish Council, 1894-1920; and Parish Council minute books, 1920-1966.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/script: English, Latin
System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: minute books; minute books, and treasurer's receipt and payment books.
Conditions governing access: No restrictions
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.
Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Carmarthenshire Archives Service.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained
Accruals: Accruals are possible
Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited in 1961 and by Mr I. Williams, Clerk to Abernant Community Council, Carmarthen, 1981.
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. Vestry minutes and other records predate the creation of civil parish councils.
Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of the description: Carmarthenshire Archives Service, Catalogue of Abernant Parish Council Records.
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2 and LCSH
Date(s) of description: September 2003