Powys County Archives Office
Forden Rural District Council Records
Reference code(s): GB 0223 M/RD/FO
Title: Forden Rural District Council Records
Short title: Forden Rural District Council, records
Dates of creation: 1954-1974
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: (18 items)
Name of creator(s): Forden Rural District Council
Administrative and biographical history: Forden Rural District Council, Montgomeryshire, was created under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1894, and comprised the parishes of Berriew, Castle Caereinion Rural, Church Stoke, Forden, Llanmerewig (Llamyrewig), Llandyssil (Llandysul), Middletown and Trelystan. The Council comprised councillors and a chairman and originally took over responsibility for local sanitation from the local sanitary authorities. The Council's responsibilities included sanitary services, sewerage, refuse collection, maintaining local roads, cemeteries and parks, licensing of public entertainments, water supply and housing. The Council also became a rating authority in 1925. Rural District Councils were administered by a number of committees and by appointed officers including a Clerk, Treasurer, Public Health Inspector, Housing Officer, Surveyor and Rating Officer. Forden Rural District Council was abolished in 1974 following local government reorganisation, being absorbed into Montgomeryshire District Council.
Scope and content: Records of Forden Rural District Council, 1954-1974, comprising a register of insurances, 1956-1966; financial records, 1963-1974; rating and valuation records, 1954-1974; and Surveyor's records relating to Abermule sewerage, 1964, 1972.
ACCESS AND USE
System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Clerk; Treasurer; Rating Officer; and Surveyor.
Conditions governing access: Powys Archive Office restrictions, relating to data protection, apply
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply
Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Powys County Archives Service.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained
Accruals: Accruals are not expected
Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Montgomeryshire District Council, 1985 and 1989.
Related units of description: The bulk of Forden Rural District Council records, 1876-1964 (uncatalogued), are in the National Library of Wales. Further records are in Powys County Archives Service, M/DC.
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: Powys County Archives Service, Forden Rural District Council Records, catalogue; Jackson, W. Eric, The Structure of Local Government in England and Wales (London: Longmans, 1949); Hey, David, Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History (Oxford, 1997); Richards, Melville, Welsh Administrative and Territorial Units (Cardiff, 1969); National Library of Wales, Annual Report, 1973-74; Powys County Archives Office website (http://archives.powys.gov.uk), viewed 1 February 2005.
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of description: February 2005