West Glamorgan Archive Service

Glamorganshire Reformatory School Records

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Title: Glamorganshire Reformatory School Records

Short title: Glamorganshire Reformatory School, records

Dates of creation: 1891-1984

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: To be supplied

Name of creator(s): Glamorganshire Reformatory School (later Glamorgan Farm School)


Administrative and biographical history: Glamorganshire Reformatory School was established at Hawdref Ganol, Baglan, near Neath, in March 1858. In 1875 it was moved to Ty Segur, Neath, where it was continued according to rules and regulations approved by the Secretary of State. The new School was erected at a cost of £4,398, subsidised partly by grants from the Quarter Sessions. The name of the School was changed to Glamorgan Farm School in 1907. In 1920 the School was handed over to Glamorgan County Council who agreed to carry on and maintain the Farm School for the reception of juvenile delinquents. The school's Management Committee was made up of the previous managers and representatives of the County Council until the Children Act 1948 came into force.


Scope and content: Records of Glamorganshire Reformatory School (later Glamorgan Farm School), 1891-1984, including minutes, 1907-1947; visitors' books, 1891-1974; log book, 1958-1966; admission and discharge registers, 1892-1984; conduct and record books, 1922-1977; punishment book, 1964-1974; pupil record booklets, 1965-1976; miscellaneous registers, 1954-1983; accounts, 1914-1944.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: minutes; visitors' books; log book; admission and discharge registers; conduct and record books; punishment book; pupil record booklets; miscellaneous registers; accounts; ledgers; balance sheet; cash books; record of cheques issued; miscellaneous.

Conditions governing access: This collection cannot be consulted without written permission from the County Archivist. Please write in advance, stating the nature of your research. Items under 100 years old containing information on named individuals may be restricted in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at West Glamorgan Archive Service.
Detailed catalogue


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: No information found



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Glamorganshire Reformatory School, catalogue.

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

Date(s) of description: January 2005



Reformatories | Wales | Neath Port Talbot

Schools | Wales | Neath Port Talbot

Personal names

Corporate names

Glamorgan Farm School

Glamorganshire Reformatory School