West Glamorgan Archive Service

Neath Borough Petty Sessions

Reference code(s): GB 0216 PS NBo

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Title: Neath Borough Petty Sessions

Short title: Neath Borough Petty Sessions

Dates of creation: 1894-1994

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: approximately 17 linear metres

Name of creator(s): Neath Borough Petty Sessions


Administrative and biographical history: Neath Borough Petty Sessions began with magistrates exercising jurisdiction over the area of the Borough of Neath. This expanded in 1922 with the addition of Briton Ferry parish and part of Llantwit Lower. In 1974 Neath Hundred and Neath Borough divisions were amalgamated to form a division coterminous with the newly created Neath Borough Council. Following local government reorganisation in 1996 the Neath and Port Talbot divisions were amalgamated to become Neath Port Talbot Magistrates, with courts sitting in Neath and in Port Talbot.


Scope and content: Court Registers 1924-1994; Minute books 1894-1968; Records relating to adoptions 1927-1954; Other records, including licensing and adoption papers, 1894-1977; Maintenance and enforcement registers 1988-1994; Miscellaneous Court Registers 1919-1928


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into court registers, minute books, adoptions records, licensing records, other 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 Neath Hundred Petty Sessions (P/S N) 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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