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Crickhowell Rural District Council Records

Reference code(s): GB 0223 B/RD/CR

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Title: Crickhowell Rural District Council Records

Short title: Crickhowell Rural District Council, records

Dates of creation: 1894-1974

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 1.12 cubic metres

Name of creator(s): Crickhowell Rural District Council


Administrative and biographical history: Crickhowell Rural District Council, Brecknockshire, was created under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1894 and covered the parishes of Crickhowell, Llanbedr, Ystrad Yw, Llanelly, Llanfihangel Cwm Du, Llangattock, Llangenny (Llangenau), Llangynidr and Partrishow. The Council comprised councillors and a chairman, elected for three years, 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, Surveyor and Rating Officer. Crickhowell Rural District Council was abolished in 1974 following local government reorganisation, and its functions were assumed by Brecknock Borough Council and Monmouth Borough Council.


Scope and content: Records of Crickhowell Rural District Council, 1894-1974, including Council minutes, 1896-1974; registers, 1955-1974; agendas, minutes and reports, 1936-1958; committee minutes, 1927-1958; financial records, 1942-1963; Surveyor's report books, 1903-1928; and Surveyor and Sanitary Inspector reports, 1951-1958.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: [Clerk]; Treasurer; Surveyor; and Medical Officer of Health.

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.
Detailed catalogue


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 are Powys County Archives Service, B/C/P and B/G/CR/994/2.


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, Crickhowell 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 7 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



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