Powys County Archives Office
Machynlleth Rural District Council Records
Reference code(s): GB 0223 M/RD/MA
Title: Machynlleth Rural District Council Records
Short title: Machynlleth Rural District Council, records
Dates of creation: 1940-1974
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: (19 items)
Name of creator(s): Machynlleth Rural District Council
Administrative and biographical history: Machynlleth Rural District Council, Montgomeryshire, was created under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1894, and comprised the parishes of Caereinion Fechan, Cemais, Darowen, Isygarreg, Llanbryn-Mair, Llanwrin, Penegoes and Uwchygarreg. T he 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. Machynlleth Rural District Council was abolished in 1974 following local government reorganisation, being absorbed into Montgomeryshire District Council.
Scope and content: Records of Machynlleth Rural District Council, 1940-1974, comprising an attendance book, 1955-1971; register of mortgages, 1947-1974 (with entries for 1922-1947 copied in); financial records, 1940-1974; and rating and valuation records, 1956-1974.
ACCESS AND USE
System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Clerk; Treasurer; Rating Officer.
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
Archival history: The records were transferred to Montgomeryshire District Council.
Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Montgomeryshire District Council, 1985, 1989.
Related units of description: The bulk of Machynlleth Rural District Council records are in National Library of Wales, Henry Evans (Solicitor), Machynlleth, Records. 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, Machynlleth 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); 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