West Glamorgan Archive Service

Neath Borough Records

Reference code(s): GB 0216 B N

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Title: Neath Borough Records

Short title: Neath Borough records

Dates of creation: c.1865-1996

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 36 linear metres

Name of creator(s): Neath Borough; Neath Borough Council


Administrative and biographical history: The Borough of Neath was created by charters in the 14th and 15th centuries. Borough government was reformed under the Municipal Corporations Act 1835, with the provision of elected councils and financial regulation. Neath Borough Council ceased to exist in 1974 and was replaced by Neath District Council.


Scope and content: Records of Neath Borough Council, c.1865-1996, including council and committee minutes, 1922-1974; Treasurer's records, 1952-1973; planning department records, c.1865-1974; photographs of charters relating to Neath [late 20th century]; copies of deeds relating to the manor of Neath Ultra and Cilybebyll, [late 20th century]; microfilms of deeds and papers relating to the Borough of Neath, [late 20th century]; microfilms of the papers of Sir Humphrey Mackworth of Knoll, [late 20th century].


Language/script: English

Physical characteristics and technical requirements: Access to the some of the records requires use of a microfilm reader.

System of arrangement: Arranged into seven groups: Group one consists of Neath Borough Council minutes; Group two consists of photographs of charters and manorial deeds; Group three consists of Neath Borough deeds and Sir Humphrey Mackworth papers on microfilm; Groups four and five consist of Neath Borough Council Planning Department records; Groups six and seven consist of Neath Borough Council Treasurer's Department records.

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 and the National Register of Archives. Catalogues are online on the West Glamorgan Archive Service website.
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Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at West Glamorgan Archive Service 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.


Existence and location of originals: The originals of the microfilmed material is held by the Neath Antiquarian Society.

Related units of description: Further records of Neath Borough Council are West Glamorgan Archive Service, NM B/N, and at the Neath Antiquarian Society, reference NAS B/N.


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, Neath Borough Records, catalogues; Collis, Kim, The West Glamorgan Archive Service, A Guide to the Collections (Swansea, 1998).

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

Date(s) of description: July 2005



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