West Glamorgan Archive Service

Neath Hundred Petty Sessions

Reference code(s): GB 0216 PS N

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Title: Neath Hundred Petty Sessions

Short title: Neath Hundred Petty Sessions

Dates of creation: 1903-1973

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: approximately 2.5 linear metres

Name of creator(s): Neath Hundred Petty Sessions


Administrative and biographical history: Neath Hundred Petty Sessions began with magistrates exercising jurisdiction over the ancient Hundred of Neath, while separate courts operated in the boroughs of Neath and Aberavon. By 1891 the division had been reduced to include only the parishes of Cadoxton-juxta-Neath, Briton Ferry, Baglan, Glyncorrwg and Llantwit-juxta-Neath. The creation of the Aberavon Petty Sessions Division in 1894 reduced the area still further with the loss of Glyncorrwg and Baglan parishes. Then in 1922 Neath Borough boundaries were extended to take in Briton Ferry and part of Llantwit Lower. In 1974 Neath Hundred was merged with the Neath Borough division to create a division coterminous with the newly created Neath Borough Council.


Scope and content: Court registers 1933-73; Minute books 1937-1969; Adoptions records 1930-1948; Licensing records 1903-62; Financial records 1955-1958


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into court registers, minute books, adoptions records, licensing records, financial records.

Conditions governing access: Items within this collection which contain information on named individuals may be restricted in accordance with the Data Protection Act.

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: A hard copy catalogue at item level is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service, and an online version is on the West Glamorgan Archive Service website.
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 not to disclose the identities of depositors.


Related units of description: See also the records of Aberavon Petty Sessions (P/S A), Aberavon/Port Talbot Borough Petty Sessions (P/S PT) and Neath Borough Petty Sessions (P/S NBo) at the West Glamorgan Archive Service.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Andrew Dulley, West Glamorgan Archive Service.

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

Date(s) of description: January 2009



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