Powys County Archives Office
Presteigne Burial Authority Records
Reference code(s): GB 0223 R/BA/3
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.
ACCESS AND USE
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.
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