Powys County Archives Office
Welshpool Borough Records
Reference code(s): GB 0223 M/B/WE
Title: Welshpool Borough Records
Short title: Welshpool Borough, records
Dates of creation: 1853-1977
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: (29 items)
Name of creator(s): Welshpool Borough Council
Administrative and biographical history: The borough of Welshpool, Montgomeryshire, was granted its first charter of incorporation in 1263, with the area of the borough being substantially increased by Edward de Cherleton's 1406 charter. The Municipal Corporations Act 1835 resulted in the borough being reconstituted. It was subsequently run by a Borough Council, including a Mayor and Aldermen, all of whom were elected by the ratepayers. The Council also employed officials such as a Clerk and Treasurer and later a Rating Officer. As a result of the Local Government Act 1972 the borough was abolished in 1974 and its powers assumed by Montgomeryshire District Council.
Scope and content: Records of Welshpool Borough Council, 1853-1977, comprising minutes, 1853-1857; Clerk's records and correspondence, 1933-1973; financial records, 1945-1974; and rating and valuation records, 1929-1977.
ACCESS AND USE
System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Clerk; Treasurer; and Rating 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.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained
Accruals: Accruals are not expected
Immediate source of acquisition: No information found
Related units of description: Further records of Welshpool Borough have been transferred to Powys County Archives Service from the National Library of Wales. Burgess rolls, 1882-1914, are in National Library of Wales, Powysland Club 1982.
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, Welshpool Borough Records, catalogue (M/B/WE); Owen, R., 'Welshpool and Powysland: a History of the town and Borough of Welshpool and surrounding district', The Montgomeryshire Collections 29, pp. 161-288; Welshpool Town Council website (http://community-councils.powys.org.uk/welshpool/), viewed 3 February 2005; Dodd, A. H., A History of Caernarvonshire (Wrexham, 1990).
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of description: February 2005