West Glamorgan Archive Service
Oystermouth Urban District Council Records
Reference code(s): GB 0216 UD Oy
Title: Oystermouth Urban District Council Records
Short title: Oystermouth Urban District Council, records
Dates of creation: 1897-1915
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: (9 volumes)
Name of creator(s): Oystermouth Urban District Council
Administrative and biographical history: Oystermouth Urban District Council (UDC), Glamorgan, was established in 1894 from the southern half of the parish of Oystermouth, including the villages of Newton, Norton and Mumbles. The remaining part of the old parish was renamed Brynau parish and became part of the Gower rural district. The Council comprised councillors and a chairman and replaced the Local Board of Health. The Council was responsible for a range of local services and was administered by a number of committees and by appointed officers including a Clerk, Treasurer and Rating Officer. Oystermouth UDC was abolished in 1918 when the urban district and Brynau parish were merged with Swansea County Borough.
Scope and content: Records of Oystermouth Urban District Council Treasurer's Department, 1897-1915, comprising general rate books, 1897-1908, and poor and general rate books, 1910-1915.
ACCESS AND USE
System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: general rate books; poor and general rate books.
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: Information not available
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.
Related units of description: Further records are West Glamorgan Archive Service, TC/68, TR3, P/115, D88.
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, Local Authorities - District Councils - Oystermouth Urban District Council (UD/Oy), catalogue; Jackson, W. Eric, The Structure of Local Government in England and Wales (London: Longmans, 1949); Hey, David, Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History (Oxford, 1997); Collis, Kim, The West Glamorgan Archives 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