Carmarthenshire Archive Service

Cynwyl Elfed Parish Council and Community Council Records

Reference code(s): GB 0211 CYNWYL ELFED PC & CC

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Title: Cynwyl Elfed Parish Council and Community Council Records

Short title: Cynwyl Elfed Parish Council and Community Council records

Dates of creation: 1848-1981

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.090 cubic metres

Name of creator(s): Cynwyl Elfed Parish Council; Cynwyl Elfed Community Council


Administrative and biographical history: Prior to 1894, monthly parish vestry meetings dealt with ecclesiastical matters, rates, and local issues. Parish councils were established by the Local Government Act 1894. The records contain mainly minute books, financial statements, correspondence, copies of planning applications, and rate lists. Civil registration began in 1837 but from 1894 onwards parish councils became fully responsible for civil administration. Community councils replaced parish councils under local government reorganization in 1974.


Scope and content: Records of Cynwyl Elfed Parish Council and Cynwyl Elfed Community Council, Carmarthenshire, 1848-1957, including signed minute books, 1894-1981; financial records, 1848-1974; and poor rate books, 1919-1926.


Language/script: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: minute books; financial; and poor rate 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.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are possible

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Mr T. Morgan, Clerk of the Parish Council Cynwyl Elfed, and by Mr Gwyn Jones, Secretary to the Council between 1963 and 1995.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

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 Cynwyl Elfed Parish Council Records; 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: September 2003



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