Powys County Archives Office
Newtown & Llanllwchaearn Urban District Council Records
Reference code(s): GB 0223 M/UD/NL
Title: Newtown & Llanllwchaearn Urban District Council Records
Short title: Newtown and Llanllwchaearn Urban District Council, records
Dates of creation: 1892-1974
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: (28 items)
Name of creator(s): Newtown & Llanllwchaearn Urban District Council
Administrative and biographical history: Newtown & Llanllwchaearn Urban District Council, Montgomeryshire, (also known as Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn UDC) was established under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1894 and included the civil parishes of Llanllwchaearn and Newtown. 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. Newtown & Llanllwchaearn UDC was abolished in 1974 following local government reorganisation and was absorbed into Montgomeryshire District Council.
Scope and content: Records of Newtown & Llanllwchaearn Urban District Council, 1892-1974, comprising Clerk's records, 1928-1962, including licences of slaughtermen; financial records, 1900-1979, including general ledgers; rating and valuation records, 1914, 1963-1973; register of new dwellings, 1958-1969; maps of water, gas and electricity, [20th century]; and Urban Sanitary District ledger, 1892-1896.
ACCESS AND USE
System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Clerk; Treasurer; Rating Officer; Housing Officer; 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, 1989.
Related units of description: Further records, 1894-1959 (uncatalogued), are in the National Library of Wales.
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The collection includes some records pre-dating the creation of the Council.
Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Powys County Archives Service, Powys County Archives Service, Newtown & Llanllwchaearn 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