Powys County Archives Office
Crickhowell Rural District Council Records
Reference code(s): GB 0223 B/RD/CR
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.
ACCESS AND USE
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.
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