Powys County Archives Office
Radnorshire Shrievalty Records
Reference code(s): GB 0223 R/SF
Title: Radnorshire Shrievalty Records
Short title: Radnorshire Shrievalty records
Dates of creation: 1898-1899
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: I box
Name of creator(s): Radnorshire Shrievalty
Administrative and biographical history: The Sheriff was originally the agent either of the Crown in the Principality or of a Marcher Lord. From the Tudor period onwards the executive powers exercised by the shrievalty diminished; the military duties were transferred to the Lord Lieutenant, and most of the remaining powers were lost to the Justices of the Peace or their paid officials. The office underwent a decline in status at the beginning of the eighteenth century; by the 19th century, it was largely judicial and ceremonial.
Scope and content: Records of Radnorshire Shrievalty, consisting of the Sheriff's writ book and related records, 1898-1899.
ACCESS AND USE
Conditions governing access: No restrictions
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 not expected
Immediate source of acquisition: From Messrs Green & Nixon, Solicitors of Knighton, in 1975, Accession 66
Related units of description: Further material is Powys County Archives Service, Radnorshire Quarter Sessions, R/Q/S.4333-4448.
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, Radnorshire Shrievalty, catalogue; Moore, Patricia, (ed.), Glamorgan Sheriffs: Biographical notes on Sheriffs 1966-1993 and Lists of Sheriffs from the Twelfth Century to the Present Day, (Cardiff, 1995).
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of description: February 2005