Powys County Archives Office

Brecon County Court Records

Reference code(s): GB 0223 B/CCT

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Title: Brecon County Court Records

Short title: Brecon County Court records

Dates of creation: 1866-1965

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.52 cubic metres (26 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Brecon County Court


Administrative and biographical history: County courts are of medieval origin, but were established in their present form by Act of Parliament in 1846. The court is primarily concerned with civil cases relating to debt and bankruptcy. The county court in Brecknockshire was divided into the districts of Brecon, Builth, Hay, Knighton, Llandovery, Llandrindod and Rhayader. In 1990 and 1991, the traditional allocation of first instance jurisdiction between the High Court and county courts was substantially altered. Previous financial limitations on the county courts' jurisdiction, in relation to tort, personal injuries claims and possession claims was abolished, as were limitations on some other classes of action.


Scope and content: Records of Brecon County Court, 1866-1965, mostly minutes of judgements, orders and other proceedings of Brecon District, 1866-1959; Builth District, 1882-1965; Hay District, 1900-1957; Knighton District, 1901-1949; Llandovery District, 1866-1961; Llandrindod District, 1898-1961; Rhayader District, 1866-1919; Rhayader and Llandrindod, 1899-1910; and miscellaneous records, 1869-1955.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Brecon; Builth; Hay; Knighton; Llandovery; Llandrindod; Rhayader; Rhayader and Llandrindod; Miscellaneous.

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 possible

Immediate source of acquisition: Source not recorded



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, Brecon County Court, catalogue; BBC Homepage, Crime Fighters: Justice, County Courts, (http://www.bbc.co.uk/crime/fighters/countycourt.shtml), viewed 15 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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