West Glamorgan Archive Service

Loughor Borough Records

Reference code(s): GB 0216 TT Lw

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Title: Loughor Borough Records

Short title: Loughor Borough, records

Dates of creation: 1833-2003

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 2.1 linear metres

Name of creator(s): Borough of Loughor


Administrative and biographical history: In the area of West Glamorgan there were four medieval boroughs, Loughor, Swansea, Neath and Aberavon. Under the Municipal Corporations Act 1835 Borough government was reformed. Further powers were given to boroughs in fields such as public health and policing during the nineteenth century. Boroughs and county boroughs became district councils in 1974. Loughor Borough has no recorded charter. It was thus a borough by virtue of long established custom. The earliest reference to the borough can be found in 1305. However, the history of Loughor stretches back until Roman times. The borough was abolished following a commission in 1886. Its property continues to be administered by the Loughor Town Trust which is a charity. The borough boundaries lay, like those of Swansea borough, within those of the parish, and Loughor Parish (later Community) Council continued to exercise a jurisdiction over this area until 1974.


Scope and content: Borough of Loughor and Town Trust records, West Glamorgan, 1833-2003, including minute books, 1833-1873; Loughor Town Trust records, 1890-1928; and Loughor Borough Council Records, 1876-1881.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Borough of Loughor records; Town Trust records; and Loughor Borough Council records.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at West Glamorgan Archive Service and online on the West Glamorgan Archive Service website.
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Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited 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 Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Loughor Borough Records, catalogue; West Glamorgan Archive Service(www.swansea.gov.uk), viewed 23 August 2005.

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

Date(s) of description: August 2005



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