West Glamorgan Archive Service

Llangiwg Parish Council and Pontardawe Community Council Records

Reference code(s): GB 0216 P 59

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Title: Llangiwg Parish Council and Pontardawe Community Council Records

Short title: Llangiwg Parish Council and Pontardawe Community Council records

Dates of creation: 1842-1995

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: (11 vols, 1 plan, 1 item, 2 video tapes)

Name of creator(s): Llangiwg Parish Council; Pontardawe Community Council


Administrative and biographical history: Civil parish councils were established by the Local Government Act 1894, taking over responsibilities from parish vestry meetings. The records can include minute books, financial statements, correspondence, copies of planning applications, and rate lists. Community councils replaced parish councils under the local government reorganization in 1974. Llangiwg Parish Council, in Glamorgan, was replaced by Pontardawe Community Council, in West Glamorgan, now in Neath Port Talbot.


Scope and content: Records relating to Llangiwg Parish Council, 1842-1995, including minute books, 1894-1897; poor rate books, 1849-1914; vestry minutes, 1855-1887; tithe plan and apportionment, 1842; Pontardawe Community Council videos, 1995.


Language/script: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Llangiwg Parish Council; Pontardawe Community Council; Llangiwg parish tithe apportionment.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

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: 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 Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Llangiwg Parish Council and Pontardawe Community Council, catalogue.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of description: October 2005



Llangiwg (Wales). | Parish Council | Archives

Parish councils (Local government) | Wales | Llangiwg

Pontardawe (Wales). | Community Council | Archives

Tithes | Wales | Llangiwg

Personal names

Corporate names

Great Britain | Tithe Commissioners

Llangiwg (Wales) | Parish Council

Pontardawe (Wales) | Community Council