Powys County Archives Office

Rural Sanitary Authorities Records

Reference code(s): GB 0223 B/RSA

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Title: Rural Sanitary Authorities Records

Short title: Rural Sanitary Authorities, records

Dates of creation: 1872-1937

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: Information to be supplied

Name of creator(s): Rural Sanitary Authorities


Administrative and biographical history: The Sanitary Authorities were based on the existing Poor Law Union areas and were administered by the Board of Guardians of the Poor. Each employed a Medical Officer of Health. The functions of the Rural Sanitary Authorities such as those in Brecknockshire could include sanitary services, sewerage, refuse collection, maintaining local roads, cemeteries, parks, and licensing of public entertainments, water supply and later housing. Under the Public Health Act of 1872 the local health boards were incorporated into urban and rural sanitary authorities. There are records relating to the Crickhowell Rural Sanitary Union and to the Hay Rural Sanitary Authority.


Scope and content: Records relating to the Rural Sanitary Authorities, Brecknockshire, 1872-1937, including minutes, 1872-1937 (UDC from 1894), and reports, 1873-1884; records relating to the Crickhowell Rural Sanitary Authority, 1872-1894; records relating to the Hay Rural Sanitary Authority, 1873-1898.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: minutes; reports.

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 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 source was used to compile this description: Powys County Archives Service, Rural Sanitary Authorities, catalogue.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of description: March 2005



Brecknock Rural Sanitary Authority | Archives

Crickhowell (Wales). | Rural Sanitary Authority | Archives

Hay-on-Wye (Wales). | Rural Sanitary Authority | Archives

Personal names

Corporate names

Brecknock Rural Sanitary Authority

Brecon (Wales) | Urban Sanitary Authority

Crickhowell (Wales) | Rural Sanitary Authority

Hay-on-Wye (Wales) | Rural Sanitary Authority