West Glamorgan Archive Service

Glyncorrwg Urban District Council Records

Reference code(s): GB 0216 UD Gl

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Title: Glyncorrwg Urban District Council Records

Short title: Glyncorrwg Urban District Council, records

Dates of creation: 1866-1974

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 6.3 linear metres

Name of creator(s): Glyncorrwg Urban District Council


Administrative and biographical history: Glyncorrwg Urban District Council (UDC) was created in 1894, covering the same area as the newly enlarged parish of Glyncorrwg, Glamorgan. The Council initially took over the powers of Glyncorrwg Local Board of Health. Its responsibilities included sanitary services, sewerage, refuse collection, housing, streets, cemeteries, libraries, parks, controls on buildings such as petrol stations, and licensing of public entertainments. UDCs were administered by a number of committees and by appointed officers including a Clerk, Treasurer, Medical Officer of Health, Surveyor, Rating Officer and Sanitary Inspector. Following local government reorganisation Glyncorrwg UDC was joined with Port Talbot Borough in 1974 to create the Borough of Afan (renamed Port Talbot in 1986).


Scope and content: Records of Glyncorrwg Urban District Council, 1866-1974, including Council and committee minutes, 1893-1974; architectural plans, [c. 1910]-1925; photocopy of Planning Department register of deposited plans (1882-1927), [late 20th century]; press cuttings and ephemera, [1920s]-[1940s]; records relating to easements and grants of rights for public works to Glyncorrwg UDC from railway companies, 1866-1972, including deeds of agreement relating to Glyncorrwg, deeds relating to Llangynwyd, copies of railway acts and correspondence.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Clerk's Department; Engineer and Surveyor's Department; easements and grants of rights for public works from railway companies; Planning Department; Engineer's Department.

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.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: No information 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.



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 - Urban District Councils - Glyncorrwg Urban District Council, 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



Deeds | Wales | Glyncorrwg

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Glyncorrwg (Wales). | Urban District Council | Archives

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