Carmarthenshire Archive Service

Newchurch Parish Council Records

Reference code(s): GB 0211 NEWCHURCH PC

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Title: Newchurch Parish Council Records

Short title: Newchurch Parish Council records

Dates of creation: 1837-1990 (accumulated 1894-1990)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.18 cubic metres

Name of creator(s): Newchurch Parish Council; Newchurch Community Council


Administrative and biographical history: Prior to 1894, monthly parish vestry meetings dealt with ecclesiastical matters, rates, and administration of the Poor Law. Parish councils were established by the Local Government Act 1894. Community councils replaced parish councils under local government reorganization in 1974.


Scope and content: Records of Newchurch Parish Council, Carmarthenshire, 1837-1990, including minute books, 1894-1992; declaration of acceptance of office, 1894-1935; financial records, 1897-1980; material relating to overseers of the poor, 1837-1922; correspondence, 1975-1990.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into minute books; declaration of office; Newchurch Parish Council Finance; overseers; correspondence; deposited plan; and printed material.

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 expected.

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Mr C. E. Williams, Clerk to Newchurch Community Council and Mr B. A. Davies, Clerk to the council, between 1981 and 1998.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. Includes earlier overseers of the poor records pre-dating the creation of the Parish Council.

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 Newchurch Parish Council Records; Genuki website (, viewed 29 September 2003; Ancestry com website (, viewed 29 September 2003; The 1911 Edition Encyclopedia (, viewed 29 September 2003; The National Gazetteer of Wales website (, viewed 29 September 2003.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2 and LCSH

Date(s) of description: September 2003



Newchurch (Carmarthenshire, Wales). | Community Council | Records and correspondence

Newchurch (Carmarthenshire, Wales). | Parish Council | Records and correspondence

Parish councils (Local government) | Wales | Newchurch (Carmarthenshire)

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Newchurch (Carmarthenshire, Wales) | Community Council

Newchurch (Carmarthenshire, Wales) | Parish Council