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Breconshire Constabulary Records

Reference code(s): GB 0223 B/CON

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Title: Breconshire Constabulary Records

Short title: Breconshire Constabulary records

Dates of creation: 1867-1948

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 6 items

Name of creator(s): Breconshire Constabulary


Administrative and biographical history: Superintendent Constables were appointed in Breconshire in 1840 following Peel's County Police Act 1839 to oversee the activities of the existing parish constables responsible for enforcing the law. It was not until after the County and Borough Police Act 1856 that Breconshire Constabulary was formed. Constables were stationed in Talgarth, Brecon, Crickhowell and Hay-on-Wye. The Breconshire Constabulary was disbanded in 1948 and became part of the Mid-Wales Constabulary, which became Dyfed-Powys Police in 1968.


Scope and content: Records of the Breconshire Constabulary, 1867-1948, including Chief Constable's records, 1919-1945; Hay Constabulary records, 1867-1925; and 'B' District, register of Pedlars' Certificates, 1886-1948.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Chief Constable; Hay Constabulary; and 'B' District records.

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.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Powys County Archives Service have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: Source not recorded


Related units of description: Further records are Powys County Archives Service, B/Q/AC.


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, Breconshire Constabulary, catalogue; UK Police History, (http://www.police999.com/history/ourpolice01.html), viewed 11 February 2005; Powys Digital History Project, Victorian Powys, Talgarth and District, Crime and Punishment, (http://history.powys.org.uk/school1/talgarth/police.shtml), viewed 11 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



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