West Glamorgan Archive Service

Albums of memorablia concerning the High Sheriff's Award West Glamorgan

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Title: Albums of memorablia concerning the High Sheriff's Award West Glamorgan

Short title: West Glamorgan High Sheriff's Award memorabilia albums

Dates of creation: 2002-2004

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: (2 vols)

Name of creator(s): West Glamorgan Shrievalty


Administrative and biographical history: In the medieval period in Wales, the Sheriff was the agent either of the Crown in the Principality or of a Marcher Lord. Following the Act of Union 1536, the administrative and judicial systems of England were introduced into the whole of Wales. From the Tudor period onwards the executive powers exercised by the shrievalty diminished. The military duties were shifted to the Lord Lieutenant, and most of the remaining powers were lost to the Justices of the Peace or their paid officials. The office underwent a decline in status at the beginning of the eighteenth century; it became a position with less power and more expense. As the High Shrievalty became less attractive, more attempts were made to avoid serving the position. Following local government reorganization in 1974, the High Shrievalty of West Glamorgan was created. The annual West Glamorgan High Sheriff's Award recognizes individuals or groups who have made a voluntary contribution to the community.


Scope and content: Albums of photographs and memorabilia relating to the West Glamorgan High Sheriff's Award, 2002-2004.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at West Glamorgan Archive Service have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

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 Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Albums of memorabilia concerning the High Sheriff's Award West Glamorgan, 2002; Hey, David, Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History, (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1997).

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

Date(s) of description: January 2005



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