Powys County Archives Office

Knighton Burial Authority Records

Reference code(s): GB 0223 R/BA/1

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Title: Knighton Burial Authority Records

Short title: Knighton Burial Authority records

Dates of creation: 1880-1977

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.1 cubic metres (5 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Knighton Urban District Council; Knighton Burial Authority


Administrative and biographical history: Burial boards were established under the Burial Act 1853 which allowed parish vestries, borough councils or local boards of health to create and manage new cemeteries. Following the Local Government Act 1894, Knighton Urban District Council, Radnorshire, could exercise the powers of Burial Boards by purchasing land to provide burial places. The Knighton Burial Authority was created by the Local Government Act 1972.


Scope and content: Records relating to Knighton Burial Authority and predecessor bodies, 1880-1977, including burial grant books, 1880-1974; interment books, 1900-1963; order and receipt books, 1905-1977; register of burial grants, [c. 1930]-1972; and miscellaneous papers, 1938-1972.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Records of burials; Miscellaneous

Conditions governing access: Powys Archive Office restrictions, relating to data protection, apply

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy is available at the Powys County Archives Service.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records transferred to Powys County Archives Service have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are possible

Immediate source of acquisition: Source not recorded


Related units of description: Related burial records are in Powys County Archives Service, Radnorshire District Council records, R/DC.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Powys County Archives Service, Knighton Burial Authority, catalogue; 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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