West Glamorgan Archive Service

Swansea Borough Petty Sessions

Reference code(s): GB 0216 PS SBo

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Title: Swansea Borough Petty Sessions

Short title: Swansea Borough Petty Sessions

Dates of creation: 1846-1993

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: Approximately 120 linear metres

Name of creator(s): Swansea Hundred Petty Sessions


Administrative and biographical history: Swansea Borough Petty Sessions began with magistrates exercising jurisdiction over the Borough of Swansea. In 1974 the area was merged with the Gower Division to form a new Swansea division, coterminous with Swansea City, with courts in Swansea. In 1996 this was merged with Lliw Valley division.


Scope and content: Minute books 1846-1981; Court registers 1934-1993; Financial records 1943-1979; Licensing records 1880-1984; Other records 1951-1975; Various minute books 1924-1968; Records relating to the appointment and declarations of justices 1844-1919.


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 Swansea Hundred Petty Sessions (P/S S), Lliw Valley Division (P/S Lli) and Gower Petty Sessions (P/S G) 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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