Powys County Archives Office
Painscastle District Highway Board Records
Reference code(s): GB 0223 R/HB
Title: Painscastle District Highway Board Records
Short title: Painscastle District Highway Board records
Dates of creation: 1892-1894
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 1 item
Name of creator(s): Painscastle District Highway Board
Administrative and biographical history: Highway Boards were created by the Highways Acts of 1835 and 1862 in order to improve the quality of roads in Britain. The 1835 Act permitted the unification of parishes into districts that were responsible for maintaining highways. The later legislation allowed Justices of the Peace to divide the county into Highway districts according to their own judgement. These districts were governed by boards made up of Justices of the Peace and way-wardens from constituent parishes. The Highway Boards were abolished in 1894, when their responsibilities transferred to the Urban and Rural District Councils.
Scope and content: Minutes of Painscastle Highway Board, 1892-1894.
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: Source not recorded
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, Highways Board, catalogue; Powys County Archives Homepage (archives.powys.gov.uk/default.html), viewed 8 January 2005.
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of description: February 2005