Powys County Archives Office
National Park Records
Reference code(s): GB 0223 B/NP
Title: National Park Records
Short title: National Park, records
Dates of creation: 1951-1992
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: Information to be supplied
Name of creator(s): National Park
Administrative and biographical history: In Wales, three National Parks were created during the 1950s, the Pembrokeshire Coast, Snowdonia and the Brecon Beacons. In 1957, the Brecon Beacons were designated as a National Park. The Brecon Beacons are full of wildlife habitats. Its size comprises 1344 square kilometres and the public paths are 2000 kilometres long. The cave Ogof Ffynnon Ddu has over 56 kilometres of discovered passageways. The local farmers care for the Park and more than a quarter of the land is either leased or owned by companies or public bodies. One of the aims of the National Park Authority which consists of a member's committee is to conserve historic features. The park's administrative headquarter is in Brecon.
Scope and content: Records of the Brecon Beacons National Park, 1951-1992, including Carmarthenshire Park Planning Committee minutes 1970-1973; reports and plans 1951-1992; volumes of Ordnance Survey maps 1954-1966.
ACCESS AND USE
System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Brecon Beacons National Park records; Carmarthenshire Park Planning Committee; Ordnance Survey maps.
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 have been retained
Accruals: Accruals are not expected
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds
Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used to compile this description: Powys County Archives Service, National Park; Powys Archives website (archives.powys.gov.uk), viewed 4 March 2005; Brecon Beacons National Park. Official Guide (Brecon Beacons National Park Authority).
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of description: March 2005