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Breconshire Lord Lieutenancy and Advisory Committee Records

Reference code(s): GB 0223 B/L

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Title: Breconshire Lord Lieutenancy and Advisory Committee Records

Short title: Breconshire Lord Lieutenancy and Advisory Committee records

Dates of creation: 1942-1986

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: (3 items)

Name of creator(s): Breconshire Lord Lieutenancy; Breconshire Advisory Committee


Administrative and biographical history: Lords-Lieutenant are the representatives of the Crown for each county in the United Kingdom, appointed by the monarch on the advice of the Prime Minister. From its earliest days, the Lord Lieutenancy has been closely associated with the Magistracy, and the Lord-Lieutenant sat on the Advisory Committee responsible for nominating and recommending Justices of the Peace in the county. The Lord-Lieutenant appoints a group of Deputy Lieutenants, and a Vice Lord-Lieutenant is selected from among these Deputies. The Lord-Lieutenant became responsible for the organization of royal visits to the county. He was also responsible for the local militia, an organisation essentially created by the Militia Bill 1757. In 1871 the Regulation of the Forces Act transferred command to the Crown. Radnorshire, Breconshire (or Brecknockshire) and Montgomeryshire each had their own Lieutenancy until local government reorganisation amalgamated them into one after the creation of the county of Powys in 1974.


Scope and content: Records of Breconshire Lord Lieutenancy and Advisory Committee, 1942-1986, including minutes, 1948-1981; and records relating to the Justices of the Peace, 1942-1986.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Minutes; and the Justices Rules and list.

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 not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: Source not recorded


Related units of description: Further records relating to the Breconshire Lord Lieutenancy are Powys County Archives Service, Breconshire Quarter Sessions, B/QS/L


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, Breconshire Lord Lieutenancy and Advisory Committee, catalogue; Powys County Council, Chief Executive's Department, Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Powys, http://demserv.powys.gov.uk/english/lieut/lieut.htm, viewed 4 February 2005.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of description: February 2005



Breconshire (Wales). | Advisory Committee | Archives

Breconshire (Wales). | Lord-Lieutenancy | Archives

Justices of the peace | Selection and appointment | Wales | Powys

Personal names

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Breconshire (Wales) | Advisory Committee

Breconshire (Wales) | Lord-Lieutenancy