West Glamorgan Archive Service

Pontardawe Petty Sessions

Reference code(s): GB 0216 PS Pd

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Title: Pontardawe Petty Sessions

Short title: Pontardawe Petty Sessions

Dates of creation: 1870-1978

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 7.5 linear metres

Name of creator(s): Pontardawe Petty Sessions


Administrative and biographical history: Pontardawe Petty Sessions Division was created in February 1868 from parts of Llangyfelach and Neath Hundreds. It consisted of the parishes of Llangiwg and Cilybebyll, and the hamlets of Rhyndwyclydach, Ynysymond and Llansamlet Higher, although the latter appears to have been ceded to Swansea by 1918.


Scope and content: Minute books 1870-1974, Court Registers 1880-1974, Account books of fines and fees 1904-1930, Records relating to adoptions 1927-1950; Minute books, No. 2 Court 1970-1975, Register of Appeals 1969-1978.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged by series in date order.

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.
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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 names of depositors.


Related units of description: See also the records of Llangyfelach Hundred Petty Sessions (P/S Lf) and Lliw Valley Petty Sessions (P/S Lli) 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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