West Glamorgan Archive Service

Bishopston Parish Council Records

Reference code(s): GB 0216 P 103

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Title: Bishopston Parish Council Records

Short title: Bishopston Parish Council records

Dates of creation: 1764-1974

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: (4 items, 1 microfilm, 1 plan)

Name of creator(s): Bishopston Parish Council


Administrative and biographical history: During the late Middle Ages the parish became increasingly important as a unit of civil administration. From the 16th century unpaid parish officers were responsible for keeping the peace, repairing roads and assisting the poor, by means of a rate levied on the inhabitants of the parish. Civil parish councils were established by the Local Government Act 1894, taking over responsibilities from parish vestry meetings. The parish of Bishopston was in the county of Glamorgan, until local government reorganisation in 1974, when it became part of West Glamorgan.


Scope and content: Records relating to Bishopston Parish Council, 1764-1974, including property and income tax accounts, 1848-1856; microfilm copies of minutes, 1894-1974; photocopy [late 20th century], of tithe plan and apportionment, 1844.


Language/script: English, Welsh

Physical characteristics and technical requirements: Access to the parish council minutes requires use of a microfilm reader.

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Apprenticeship indenture; Property and income tax accounts; Microfilm of minutes; Tithe records.

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 not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: It is the policy of the West Glamorgan Archive Service to withhold the names of depositors.


Existence and location of originals: The minutes of Bishopston Parish Council are held by the Clerk of Bishopston Community Council.

Related units of description: Further material is in West Glamorgan Archive Service, D/D MG 12.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Bishopston Parish, catalogue.

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

Date(s) of description: October 2005



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