West Glamorgan Archive Service

West Glamorgan County Council, Environment and Highways Department Records

Reference code(s): GB 0216 WGCC/EH

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Title: West Glamorgan County Council, Environment and Highways Department Records

Short title: West Glamorgan County Council, Environment and Highways Department records

Dates of creation: 1908-1995

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: (Information to be supplied)

Name of creator(s): West Glamorgan County Council. Environment and Highways 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 Environment and Highways 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. Margam Country Park is situated in the Borough of Neath Port Talbot and was opened in 1977.


Scope and content: Records collected by West Glamorgan County Council Environment and Highways Department, 1908-1995, including photographs, 1974-1995; microfilm copies of planning applications, c.1953-1982; microfilm copies of correspondence, 1981-1990; plans of road improvement and maintenance, 1908-1976; aerial photographs, 1968-[1980s]; photographs of roads, 1930-1982; design drawings for the M4 Pontardulais By-pass, c.1972-1974; colour transparencies relating to roads, c.1970-1980; exhibition boards, 1985; plans of listed buildings, 1976-1985; records relating to Margam Park development, 1975-1987.


Language/script: English, Welsh

Physical characteristics and technical requirements: A microfilm reader is required to view some of the records

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Photographs; Microfilm copies of Glamorgan County Council and West Glamorgan County Council planning applications; Microfilm copies of correspondence; Road improvement plans; West Glamorgan structure plan review; Museum display panels; Aerial photographs of Swansea; Photographs of roads in Swansea; Design drawings for M4 Pontardulais By-pass; Colour transparencies and cine film of roads in West Glamorgan; Plans of road improvements; County Surveyors' Society exhibition boards; Road improvement plans for West Glamorgan; Drawings of listed buildings; Photographs; Photographs of the demolition of the Weaver Building, Swansea; Photographs of road improvements; Report on the development of Margam Park; Photographs of road improvements; Margam Park Interpretative Sub-group; Photographs taken at road accident black spots in West Glamorgan; Aerial photographs of West Glamorgan.

Conditions governing access: Microfilms of correspondence closed for 30 years after date of creation.

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 possible

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, CS, C, CX, CP, CYT, ED, 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, Environment and Highways Department, 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: August 2005



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