Powys County Archives Office
Brecknock Rural District Council Records
Reference code(s): GB 0223 B/RD/BR
Title: Brecknock Rural District Council Records
Short title: Brecknock Rural District Council, records
Dates of creation: 1892-1974
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 1.08 cubic metres (54boxes)
Name of creator(s): Brecknock Rural District Council
Administrative and biographical history: Brecknock Rural District Council, Brecknockshire, was created under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1894 and comprised the parishes of Aberysgyr, Battle, Cantref, Cathedin, Crai, Garthbrengi, Glyn, Glyntawe, Llandeilo'r-fân, Llandyfaelog Fach, Llandyfalle, Llanddeti, Llan-ddew, Llanfigan, Llanfilo, Llanfihangel Fechan, Llanfihangel Nant Brân, Llanfihangel Tal-y-llyn, Llanfrynach, Llangasty Tal-y-llyn, Llan-gors, Llanhamlach, Llansanffraid, Llansbyddyd, Llan-y-wern, Maes-car, Merthyr Cynog, Modrydd, Pen-pont, Senni, St David Without, Talachddu, Traean-glas, Traean-mawr, Trallong, Venni-fach and Ysclydach. The Council comprised councillors and a chairman and originally took over responsibility for local sanitation from the local sanitary authorities. The Council's responsibilities included sanitary services, sewerage, refuse collection, maintaining local roads, cemeteries and parks, licensing of public entertainments, water supply and housing. Rural District Councils were administered by a number of committees and by appointed officers including a Clerk, Treasurer, Medical Officer of Health, Housing Officer and Surveyor. The Council also had a Llangorse Common Management Committee. Brecknock Rural District Council was abolished in 1974 following local government reorganisation and its functions were assumed by Brecknock Borough Council.
Scope and content: Records of Brecknock Rural District Council, 1892-1974, including Council minutes, 1894-1974; committees minutes, 1910-1973; miscellaneous Clerk's papers, 1928-1974; financial records, 1917-1947; records relating to sewerage, 1925; Medical Officer of Health's records, 1925-1927; and Llangorse Common Management Committee records, 1966-1974.
ACCESS AND USE
System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Clerk; committees; Clerk: various; wartime records; miscellaneous; Treasurer; Surveyor; Medical Officer of Health; and Llangorse Commoners' Association and Common Management Committee.
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 Brecknock Borough Council, 1984, 1989; and by J. G. Williams, 1984.
Related units of description: Planning files relating to the Council are in Powys County Archives Service, BC/P.
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, Brecknock Rural District Council, 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); Richards, Melville, Welsh Administrative and Territorial Units (Cardiff, 1969); Powys County Archives Office website (http://archives.powys.gov.uk), viewed 1 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