West Glamorgan Archive Service

Melin/Melincryddan, later Herbert Road School, Neath, Records

Reference code(s): GB 0216 E N 17

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Title: Melin/Melincryddan, later Herbert Road School, Neath, Records

Short title: Herbert Road School, Neath, records

Dates of creation: 1875-1964

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: (19 volumes)

Name of creator(s): Melin (or Melincryddan) School, Neath; Herbert Road School, Neath; Pencaerau School, Neath


Administrative and biographical history: Melin (or Melincryddan) School, Neath, Glamorgan, was a board school managed by the Llantwit Lower School Board. It was established in about 1875 under the Education Act 1870 and was attended by pupils from both the Llantwit Lower and Neath School Board areas. In 1899 a new school was opened in Herbert Road for Llantwit Lower pupils and the Neath School Board took over the former site. Herbert Road School became Pencaerau School in 1953.


Scope and content: Log books, 1875-1964; admission registers, 1917-1964; infants attendance registers, 1954-1955; summary attendance registers, 1924-1944; stocks and stores account books, 1934-1963.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically into: log books; admission registers; attendance registers; summary attendance registers; stocks and stores account books.

Conditions governing access: Items under 100 years old containing information on named individuals may be restricted in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

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 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: Records of Melin/Melincryddan School after 1899 are West Glamorgan Archive Service, E/N 18.


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, Education - Primary Schools, catalogue; Collis, Kim, West Glamorgan Archive Service - A Guide to the Collections (West Glamorgan Archive Service, 1998).

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

Date(s) of description: November 2005



Schools | Wales | Neath

Personal names

Corporate names

Herbert Road School (Neath, Wales)

Melin Junior School (Neath, Wales)

Pencaerau School (Neath, Wales)