West Glamorgan Archive Service

Swansea Constabulary Records

Reference code(s): GB 0216 DD Con/S/2-3

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Title: Swansea Constabulary Records

Short title: Swansea Constabulary, records

Dates of creation: 1933-[1989] (mainly 1933-[1969])

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: (29 items)

Name of creator(s): Swansea Constabulary


Administrative and biographical history: Swansea Borough Police Force was established in 1836. The Borough, and from 1889 County Borough, of Swansea retained its own constabulary until 1969, when it combined with several other forces to form the South Wales Constabulary.


Scope and content: Records of Swansea Constabulary, 1933-[1989], comprising Chief Constable's annual reports, 1933-1969; typescript of Seven tall men: the history of the County Borough of Swansea Constabulary by M. L. Sinnott, [1989].


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Chief Constable's annual reports; history.

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: 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.


Related units of description: Further records are West Glamorgan Archive Service, D/D Con/S/1; D74; D146; D/D Z 20; Glamorgan Record Office, Swansea Borough Police Force Records.


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, Police Records - Swansea Constabulary, catalogue; Collis, Kim, West Glamorgan Archive Service - A Guide to the Collections (West Glamorgan Archive Service, 1998); Hunt, Walter William, "To Guard My People": An Account of the Origin and History of the Swansea Police (Swansea, 1957).

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

Date(s) of description: November 2005



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