Carmarthenshire Archive Service

Llandovery Borough Council Records

Reference code(s): GB 0211 LLANDOVERY BOROUGH

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Title: Llandovery Borough Council Records

Short title: Llandovery Borough Council records

Dates of creation: 1598 -1969

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.4 cubic metres; 70 volumes

Name of creator(s): Llandovery Borough Council


Administrative and biographical history: Boroughs obtained charters from the monarch and the lord of the manor. The principal officers of Llandovery Borough were the recorder, the bailiff and the town clerk. In the late 19th century, the borough was re-incorparted as Llandovery Borough Council; in 1974 it was abolished. Some of the Council's papers relate to buildings of religious worship in Llandovery.


Scope and content: Records of Llandovery Borough and Borough Council, Carmarthenshire, 1598-1969, including Borough charter 1598, a copy of Llandovery minute book, 1798-1827; Llandovery Borough Council minute books, 1878-1969; committee meeting minute book, 1907-1957; ledgers, 1942-1965; accounts, 1836-1957; rate books, 1836-1899; register of buildings for religious worship; and maps, 1841-1886.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Llandovery Borough Council minute books; committee meeting minute books; ledgers; and miscellaneous.

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 transferred to Carmarthenshire Archives Service have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: Transferred by Mr M. Philip Williams, Town Clerk , Mrs Perry, Mayor and Mayoress of Llandovery and deposited by Mr Hodgeson of Llangadog per Mr Chris Delaney, County Museums Officer between 1978 and 1990.


Existence and location of originals: Location of original of borough minute book not recorded.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. Includes earlier borough records pre-dating the established of Llandovery Borough 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 Llandovery Borough Council Records; Collis, Kim, The West Glamorgan Archive Service, A Guide to the Collections (Swansea, 1998); Arber-Cooke, Alfred Theodore, Pages from the history of Llandovery (Llandovery, 1994).

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

Date(s) of description: October 2003



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