Powys County Archives Office
Llanwrtyd Wells Urban District Council Records
Reference code(s): GB 0223 B/UD/LL
Title: Llanwrtyd Wells Urban District Council Records
Short title: Llanwrtyd Wells Urban District Council, records
Dates of creation: 1907-1974
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 0.2 cubic metres (10 boxes)
Name of creator(s): Llanwrtyd Wells Urban District Council
Administrative and biographical history: Llanwrtyd Wells Urban District Council (UDC), Brecknockshire, was established under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1894. 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, housing, streets, cemeteries, libraries, parks, controls on buildings such as petrol stations, and licensing of public entertainments. From 1925 it also became a rating authority. UDCs were administered by a number of committees and by appointed officers including a Clerk, Treasurer, Public Health Inspector, Surveyor and Rating Officer. Llanwrtyd Wells UDC was abolished in 1974 following local government reorganisation and was absorbed into Brecknock Borough Council.
Scope and content: Records of Llanwrtyd Wells Urban District Council, 1907-1974, comprising minutes, 1907-1974; wages account books, 1926-1954; rating and valuation records, 1927-1974; and Public Health Inspector's records, 1947-1956.
ACCESS AND USE
System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Clerk; Treasurer; Rating Officer; and Public Health Inspector.
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
Archival history: The records were transferred to the Council's successor body, Brecknock Borough Council.
Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Brecknock Borough Council, 1989, 1990.
Related units of description: Further records are in Powys County Archives Service, B/C/P.
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, Llanwrtyd Wells Urban 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); Powys County Archives Office website (http://archives.powys.gov.uk), viewed 9 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