West Glamorgan Archive Service

West Glamorgan County Council, County Secretary's Department Records

Reference code(s): GB 0216 WGCC/CS

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Title: West Glamorgan County Council, County Secretary's Department Records

Short title: West Glamorgan County Council, County Secretary's Department records

Dates of creation: 1682-[1996]

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: (Information to be supplied)

Name of creator(s): West Glamorgan County Council. County Secretary's Department


Administrative and biographical history: West Glamorgan County Council was created in 1974 following the reorganisation of local government. The county of Glamorgan was split into Mid Glamorgan, South Glamorgan and West Glamorgan. West Glamorgan County Council was organized into a departmental structure, including the County Secretary's Department. The council was abolished in 1996 and two unitary authorities, the City and County of Swansea and the County Borough of Neath Port Talbot now comprise the area of the former county.


Scope and content: Records collected by the West Glamorgan County Council, County Secretary's Department, 1682-[1996], including deeds mainly relating to land in Swansea, 1682-1948; tree preservation orders, 1950-1979; compulsory purchase orders, 1938-1987; correspondence relating to compulsory purchase orders, 1959-1978; conveyances, 1959-1971; records relating to public paths, 1968-1980; committee minutes, 1974-1993; photographs, photographs, 1974-[1996]; declarations of acceptance of office, 1974-1982; correspondence, 1969-1989; Environment and Highways Committee records, 1945-1988; Social Services Committee records, 1970-1985; Education Committee records, 1972-1993; Fire Service Committee records, 1972-1984; communities orders, 1982-1986.


Language/script: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Grant of arms; Deeds; Tree preservation orders; Compulsory purchase orders; Conveyances; Public path diversion orders; Public path stop-up orders; Footpath special review, correspondence files; County Hall, Swansea; Committee minutes; Photographs; Declarations of acceptance of office; Guides and publicity literature for works of art in County Hall; Committee Services' correspondence; Environment and Highways Committee files; Social Services Committee files; Education Committee files; Schools management; Fire Service Committee files; Public transport; Llyn Brianne; Communities orders.

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: Source not recorded


Related units of description: Further records of West Glamorgan County Council are West Glamorgan Archive Service, WGCC/CE, C, CX, CP, CYT, ED, EH, PI/X, EngX, FIN, PL, PS, SS, CR.


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, West Glamorgan County Council, County Secretary's Department, catalogue; 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: August 2005



West Glamorgan (Wales) | Politics and government | 20th century

West Glamorgan (Wales). | County Council. | County Secretary's Department | Archives

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