West Glamorgan Archive Service
Records of Swansea, Brecon and Carmarthen Prisons
Reference code(s): GB 0216 DD PRO HMP
Title: Records of Swansea, Brecon and Carmarthen Prisons
Short title: Swansea, Brecon and Carmarthen Prisons, records
Dates of creation: 1856-1952
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 4.5 linear metres
Name of creator(s): HM Prison Service
Administrative and biographical history: Swansea Prison was opened in 1861 and is now HMP Swansea. Brecon Prison closed in November 1915 while Carmarthen Prison closed in March 1922. Both Swansea and Carmarthen had male and female prisoners.
Scope and content: Records relating to Swansea Prison, 1856-1952, comprising nominal registers, 1884-1952, Governor's journal, 1929-1938, calendars of prisoners tried at Quarter Sessions and Assizes, 1856-1903, Visiting Committee minutes, 1912-1931, Prison rules and orders, [n. d.]; Brecon Prison nominal registers, 1879-1915, and registers of previous convictions, ; Carmarthen Prison nominal registers, 1879-1922.
ACCESS AND USE
System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Swansea Prison; Brecon Prison; Carmarthen Prison.
Conditions governing access: Items under 100 years old containing information on named individuals may be restricted in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. Some items are currently unfit for production.
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply
Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at West Glamorgan Archive Service.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained
Accruals: Accruals are possible
Immediate source of acquisition: It is the policy of the West Glamorgan Archive Service to withhold the names of depositors.
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, Records of Swansea, Brecon and Carmarthen Prisons, 1877-1952, catalogue.
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of description: January 2005