West Glamorgan Archive Service

Llangyfelach Parish Council and Mawr Parish Council Records

Reference code(s): GB 0216 P 58

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Title: Llangyfelach Parish Council and Mawr Parish Council Records

Short title: Llangyfelach Parish Council and Mawr Parish Council records

Dates of creation: 1809-1980

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: (Information to be supplied)

Name of creator(s): Llangyfelach Parish Council; Mawr Parish Council; Mawr 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. Llangyfelach is a parish in Swansea, and were formerly in the county of Glamorgan. Mawr was anciently a township in Llangyfelach parish, which became a civil parish in 1894. Mawr Parish Council was replaced by Mawr Community Council in 1974 following local government reorganization.


Scope and content: Records relating to Llangyfelach Parish Council and Mawr Parish and Community Councils, 1809-1980, including Llangyfelach Parish Council records consisting of minutes, 1894-1930; Overseers' accounts, 1809-1894; Highway Surveyor's records, 1812-1894; rate books, 1844-1892; orders and notices of removal, 1846; Highway rate books for Mawr Division, 1826-1878; Mawr Parish Council and Community Council records consisting of minutes, 1894-1978; correspondence, 1895-1915; rate books, 1826-1925; financial records, 1916-1966; councillors' declarations of acceptance, 1961-1980; plans, 1913.


Language/script: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Llangyfelach parish; Llangyfelach Mawr Division; Mawr Parish Council; Llangyfelach Parish, division of Mawr Higher.

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, Llangyfelach and Mawr Parish Councils, catalogue.

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

Date(s) of description: October 2005



Llangyfelach (Wales). | Parish Council | Archives

Mawr (Wales). | Community Council | Archives

Mawr (Wales). | Parish Council | Archives

Parish councils (Local government) | Wales | Llangyfelach

Parish councils (Local government) | Wales | Mawr

Personal names

Corporate names

Llangyfelach (Wales) | Parish Council

Mawr (Wales) | Community Council

Mawr (Wales) | Parish Council