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Machynlleth Rural District Council Records

Reference code(s): GB 0223 M/RD/MA

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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.


Language/script: English

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.
Detailed catalogue


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



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