West Glamorgan Archive Service
Title deeds of Swansea Corporation Property
Reference code(s): GB 0216 EA1
Title: Title deeds of Swansea Corporation Property
Short title: Swansea Corporation property title deeds
Dates of creation: 1706-1854
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium:
Name of creator(s): Swansea Corporation. Estate Agent's Department
Administrative and biographical history: The ancient borough of Swansea consisted of Burgesses.The borough was made autonomous from the surrounding county of Glamorgan in 1889 and became a county borough. In 1969 the borough was granted city status. Following local government reorganisation in 1974 boroughs and county boroughs ceased to exit. Swansea retained the title of City.In September 1835, Swansea's old corporation was replaced by a new municipal corporation.
Scope and content: title deeds of property, 1706-1854
ACCESS AND USE
System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically.
Conditions governing access: No restrictions
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws apply.
Finding aids: A hard copy is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at West Glamorgan Archive Service have been retained.
Accruals: Accruals are not expected.
Archival history: These documents, which formerly must have been in the possession of the Town Clerk, had been kept for many years in the Borough Estate Agent's Department prior to accession in December 1976. Although no prior list of the class exists, the documents had been enumerated and ordered on several occasions, the last and only known occasion being 1 April 1952. The class has been broken up at some time. A second series of leases dating from 1818 remained in the Town Clerk's custody. These are now classed as TC 100.
Note: Title from contents of fonds.
Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Title deeds of Swansea Corporation Property; 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