Powys County Archives Office

Presteigne Burial Authority Records

Reference code(s): GB 0223 R/BA/3

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Title: Presteigne Burial Authority Records

Short title: Presteigne Burial Authority, records

Dates of creation: 1864-1974

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.1 cubic metres

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


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


Scope and content: Records of the Presteigne Burial Authority, and predecessor bodies, 1864-1974, including minute books, 1864-1974; financial records, 1868-1974; records of burials, 1921-1971; correspondence, 1864-1972; death certificates, 1878-1958; miscellaneous, 1867-1962.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: minute books; financial records; records of burials; correspondence; death and other certificates; and 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: Transfer from Powys County Council on 3.12.96, accession 1082


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, Presteigne 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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