Powys County Archives Office
Llandrindod Wells Urban District Council Records
Reference code(s): GB 0223 R/UD/LW
Title: Llandrindod Wells Urban District Council Records
Short title: Llandrindod Wells Urban District Council, records
Dates of creation: 1875-1974
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 2.9 cubic metres
Name of creator(s): Llandrindod Wells Urban District Council
Administrative and biographical history: Llandrindod Wells Urban District Council (UDC), Radnorshire, was established under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1894. The Council comprised councillors and a chairman, who 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, Rating Officer and Medical Officer of Health. Llandrindod Wells UDC was abolished in 1974 following local government reorganization, and its functions were assumed by Radnorshire District Council.
Scope and content: Records of Llandrindod Wells Urban District Council, 1875-1974, comprising: Council minutes, 1891-1974; committee minutes and related papers, 1907-1951; Councillors' election records, 1915-1939; Clerk's correspondence, 1908-1949; legal papers, 1907-1933; deeds, mortgages and agreements relating to property in Llandrindod, 1876-1973; Fire Brigade files, 1908-1936; ambulance and hospital records, 1913-1937; war-time and post-war records, 1915-1949; records relating to estates and playing fields, 1907-1974; bye-laws, Acts and Bills, 1893-1923; General Election papers, 1934-1963; plans, 1887-1905; Treasurer's records, 1891-1974, including general ledgers, 1891-1974, accounts, 1901-1974, and electricity ledgers, 1924-1946; rate books, 1891-1955; housing records, 1919-1935; Surveyors' records, 1875-1965, including plans for UDC schemes, 1884, and outside schemes submitted for approval, 1875-1965, and correspondence, 1898-1938; Public Health Inspector's correspondence, 1891-1938; Medical Officer of Health's reports, 1891-1930; and Public Library correspondence, 1910-1954.
ACCESS AND USE
System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Clerk; Treasurer; Rating Officer; Housing Officer; Surveyor; Public Health Inspector; Medical Officer of Health; Librarian.
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 papers came into the possession of Radnor District Council, Llandrindod Wells Museum, and Powys County Council
Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Radnor District Council, 1974, 1985, 1992, Llandrindod Wells Museum, 1987, 1990, and Powys County Council, 1996.
Related units of description: Further records are in Powys County Archives Service, R/DC, P/C/C/L.
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The archive includes some earlier papers accumualted by the Council.
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, Llandrindod Wells Urban District Council, records; 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 14 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