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Radnorshire Shrievalty Records

Reference code(s): GB 0223 R/SF

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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.


Language/script: English

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.
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: 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



Sheriffs | Wales | Radnorshire

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