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Machynlleth Urban District Council Records

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

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Title: Machynlleth Urban District Council Records

Short title: Machynlleth Urban District Council, records

Dates of creation: 1897-1974

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.15 cubic metres (17 items)

Name of creator(s): Machynlleth Urban District Council


Administrative and biographical history: Machynlleth Urban District Council (UDC), Montgomeryshire, was established under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1894. The Council comprised councillors and a chairman, who originally took over responsibility for local sanitation from the local sanitary authorities. The Council's responsibilities included sanitary services, sewerage, refuse collection, housing, streets, cemeteries, libraries, parks, controls on buildings such as petrol stations, and licensing of public entertainments. From 1925 it also became a rating authority. UDCs were administered by a number of committees and by appointed officers including a Clerk, Treasurer, Medical Officer of Health, Surveyor, Rating Officer and Sanitary Inspector. Machynlleth UDC was abolished in 1974 following local government reorganisation, and was absorbed into Montgomeryshire District Council.


Scope and content: Records of Machynlleth Urban District Council, 1897-1974, comprising registers, 1897-1974; licences of slaughtermen, 1933-1974; financial records, 1923-1974; rating and valuation records, 1956-1974; housing registers, 1933-1958; and Ordnance Survey maps of the urban district, [1950].


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Clerk; Treasurer; Rating Officer; Housing 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: Further records are in Powys County Archives Service, M/DC, and National Library of Wales, Machynlleth Salvage Papers.


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 Urban 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).

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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