Powys County Archives Office
Radnorshire Constabulary Records
Reference code(s): GB 0223 R/CON
Title: Radnorshire Constabulary Records
Short title: Radnorshire Constabulary records
Dates of creation: 1861-1923
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 0.48 cubic metres (2 boxes)
Name of creator(s): Radnorshire Constabulary
Administrative and biographical history: Radnorshire Constabulary was formed in 1857 following the County and Borough Police Act 1856 to replace the existing parish constables responsible for enforcing the law. The Contabulary was overseen by a Standing Joint Committee of Radnorshire County Council. The Radnorshire Constabulary was disbanded in 1948, becoming part of the Mid-Wales Constabulary, which became Dyfed-Powys Police in 1968.
Scope and content: Records of the Radnorshire Constabulary, 1861-1923, including returns on the daily state of constables, 1890-1896; and Standing Joint Committee of Radnorshire County Council records, 1889-1898.
ACCESS AND USE
System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically
Conditions governing access: Powys Archive Office restrictions, relating to data protection, apply
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: Source not recorded
Related units of description: Related material is Powys County Archives Service, Radnorshire Quarter Sessions, R/QS; J. G. Williams, Solicitors, R/D/JGW/25
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 Constabulary, catalogue; UK Police History, (http://www.police999.com/history/ourpolice01.html), 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