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Ystradgynlais Rural District Council Records

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

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Title: Ystradgynlais Rural District Council Records

Short title: Ystradgynlais Rural District Council, records

Dates of creation: 1903-1974

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.28 cubic metres (14 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Ystradgynlais Rural District Council


Administrative and biographical history: Ystradgynlais Rural District Council, Brecknockshire, was created under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1894, and covered the parish of Ystradgynlais. The Council comprised councillors and a chairman 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. The Council also became a rating authority in 1925. Rural District Councils were administered by a number of committees and by appointed officers including a Clerk, Treasurer, Public Health Inspector, Housing Officer, Surveyor and Rating Officer. The Council operated Cwmtwrch Waterworks jointly with neighbouring councils. Ystradgynlais Rural District Council was abolished in 1974 following local government reorganisation, its functions being assumed by Brecknock Borough Council.


Scope and content: Records of Ystradgynlais Rural District Council, 1903-1974, including Council and committee minutes and Cwmtwrch Waterworks Joint Committee minutes, 1907-1974; financial records, 1903-1918; rating and valuation books of agreements, 1929-1940.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: signed minutes of the Council; typescript copies of minutes; Cwmtwrch Waterworks Joint Committee; attendance registers; Treasurer's records; and rating and valuation records.

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

Archival history: The records were transferred to the Council's successors, Brecknock Borough Council and Powys County Council.

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Brecknock Borough Council, 1989, and Powys County Council, 2002.


Related units of description: Further records of Ystradgynlais RDC are in Powys County Archives Service.


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, Ystradgynlais 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).

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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