Powys County Archives Office
Montgomery Parish Records
Reference code(s): GB 0223 M/DX/49
Title: Montgomery Parish Records
Short title: Montgomery, parish records
Dates of creation: 1709-1997
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: (74 items)
Name of creator(s): Montgomery Parish Vestry
Administrative and biographical history: Montgomery ecclesiastical parish, Montgomeryshire, is part of the Diocese of St Asaph. From the 16th century to the late 19th century ecclesiastical and civil administration at the parish level was supervised through the monthly vestry meetings. The vestry consisted of the minister, churchwardens and other parishioners who met in the parish church, St Nicholas'. Their civil responsibilities included poor rates and highways. Under the Local Government Act 1894 the ecclesiastical and civil functions were separated and parish councils were established to handle civil administration. St Nicholas' church was founded in 1227. Changes and restorations undertaken to the church over the years have required licences (faculties) from the bishop.
Scope and content: Records relating to the parish of Montgomery and the parish church of St Nicholas', 1709-1997, including parish vestry minute books, 1709-1781, 1843-1975; orders of service, 1923-1997; faculties, 1877-1977; papers relating to the Church bells and bell ringers, 1875-1912; correspondence, 1876-1972; tithe rent apportionments, 1920-1922; miscellaneous financial records, 1877-1993, including churchwarden's accounts, 1920-1972; copies of terriers, 1876, 1921; records relating to Montgomery Church School, 1770, 1892-1903; guide books to the parish church, [pre 1971], 1978; postcards of St Nicholas' church and of Montgomery, Pennsylvania, [20th century]; magazines and publications, 1865-1985; local history notes, [19th century]-[20th century].
ACCESS AND USE
System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: minute books; order of service; faculties; church bells and bell ringers; correspondence; Tithe; guide books; Church School; postcards; magazines, publications etc.; local history; miscellaneous.
Conditions governing access: No restrictions
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
Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited .
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds
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, Montgomery Parish Records, catalogue; Powys County Archives Office website (http://archives.powys.gov.uk), viewed 7 March 2005; Hey, David, Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History (Oxford, 1997); Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust website (www.cpat.org.uk), viewed 7 March 2005.
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of description: March 2005