West Glamorgan Archive Service
Swansea County Borough Council Valuation Lists
Reference code(s): GB 0216 TR300
Title: Swansea County Borough Council Valuation Lists
Short title: Swansea County Borough Council, valuation lists
Dates of creation: 1899-1934
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: (65 volumes)
Name of creator(s): Swansea County Borough Council
Administrative and biographical history: Swansea County Borough Council was created in 1889. It was a rating authority, raising part of its income from the levying of rates upon the inhabitants of the borough. The amount of rate paid by individual ratepayers was dependent on the rateable value of their property, which was based on the amount of rent a hypothetical tenant could expect to pay annually. This was assessed through the process of valuation, carried out by a valuation officer and regulated by an assessment committee. Oystermouth Urban District Council was created in 1894 and was merged with Swansea County Borough Council in 1918.
Scope and content: Valuation lists, draft lists and proposals for reassessment, 1899-1934, for various Swansea wards and Oystermouth UDC. See also System of Arrangement field.
ACCESS AND USE
System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Alexandra Ward; Brynmelyn Ward; Castle Ward; Clase Ward; Fforestfach Ward; Ffynone Ward; Kilvey Ward; Landore Ward; Llansamlet Ward; Morriston Ward; Oystermouth UDC (from 1918, Ward); Penderry Ward; St Helen's Ward; St John's Ward; St Thomas' Ward; Sketty Ward; Victoria Ward; Waunarlwydd Ward.
Conditions governing access: No restrictions
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply
Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at West Glamorgan Archive Service.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained
Accruals: Accruals are not expected
Immediate source of acquisition: No information found
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds
Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Swansea County Borough Council Valuation lists, draft lists and proposals for reassessment, 1899-1934, catalogue; Jackson, W. Eric, The Structure of Local Government in England and Wales (London: Longmans, 1949).
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of description: September 2005