Powys County Archives Office
Radnorshire Coroner's Courts Records
Reference code(s): GB 0223 R/COR
Title: Radnorshire Coroner's Courts Records
Short title: Radnorshire Coroner's Courts records
Dates of creation: 1867-1882
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: I box
Name of creator(s): Radnorshire County Coroner
Administrative and biographical history: Coroners were originally royal officers who, from the 12th century onwards, held inquests into matters affecting Crown rights, including treasure trove and wrecks. The Coroner also investigated the circumstances of unnatural, sudden, or suspicious deaths, and deaths in prison. Until 1926, all such inquests were held before a jury. After 1888, the Coroner in Radnorshire was appointed by the newly-formed County Council.
Scope and content: Records of Radnorshire Coroner's Courts, 1867-1882, including Inquisitions Post Mortem, 1867-1882; reports of deaths, 1876-1882; statistical returns, 1879-1880; and circulars received by the Coroner, 1872-1873.
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
Archival history: The records were formerly numbered CR - 1116
Immediate source of acquisition: Radnor District Council
Related units of description: Further records of the Radnorshire County Coroner are Powys County Archives Service, R/D/JK/CR.
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, County Radnor Coroner's Courts, catalogue; Hey, David, Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History, (Oxford University Press, 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