West Glamorgan Archive Service

Cadoxton-juxta-Neath Parish Records

Reference code(s): GB 0216 P 71

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Title: Cadoxton-juxta-Neath Parish Records

Short title: Cadoxton-juxta-Neath parish records

Dates of creation: 1638-[late 20th century]

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: (5 vols)

Name of creator(s): Cadoxton-juxta-Neath civil parish


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 Cadoxton-juxta-Neath was in the county of Glamorgan, until local government reorganisation in 1974, when it became part of West Glamorgan. It consisted of townships called Coedffranc, Dyffryn Clydach, Ynysymond, Blaenhonddan, Dulais Higher, Dulais Lower, Neath Higher, Neath Middle and Neath Lower, all of which became civil parish councils in 1894.


Scope and content: Records relating to the parish of Cadoxton-juxta-Neath, 1638-[late 20th century], including photocopy [late 20th century] of tithe plan and apportionment for Cadoxton-juxta-Neath, 1844; Churchwardens' rate and account book, 1851; lay register, 1638-1679.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Churchwardens' rate and account book; Tithe plan and extract; Lay register; 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 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 copies: A copy of the lay register is in the West Glamorgan Archive Service searchroom.

Related units of description: Related material is West Glamorgan Archive Service, D/D Xev 1.


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, Cadoxton-juxta-Neath 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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