Powys County Archives Office

Montgomeryshire Secondary School Records

Reference code(s): GB 0223 ME/SS

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Title: Montgomeryshire Secondary School Records

Short title: Montgomeryshire Secondary Schools, records

Dates of creation: 1890-1989

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: To be supplied

Name of creator(s): Caereinion High School; Llanfyllin High School; Llanidloes High School; Llanidloes Secondary School; Machynlleth Secondary School; Newtown High School; Welshpool High School


Administrative and biographical history: The Welsh Intermediate Education Act 1889 established county joint education committees, which created county schools (later grammar schools) to provide intermediate (or secondary) education. Llanidloes High School was opened in 1953 to succeed the Grammar School, and was designed by a Mr Carrs, Architect. The school formed part of a campus alongside the Primary Schools. The Secondary School in Llanidloes was on Trefeglwys Road.


Scope and content: Records of Montgomeryshire Secondary Schools, 1890-1989, comprising Caereinion High School, Llanfair Caereinion, records, 1894-1973; Llanfyllin High School records, 1912-1974; Llanidloes Secondary School records, 1895-1974; Machynlleth Secondary School records, 1907-1945; Newtown High School records, 1890-1973, including ledgers, 1894-1947, fees books, 1914-1941, and Governors' minutes, 1890-1902, 1967-1973; Welshpool Grammar School and High School records, 1890-1974, including Governors' minutes, 1923-1974; records of Llanidloes Grammar School and High School, 1927-1989, comprising attendance registers, 1970-1989, stock and stores books, 1939-1983, and The Idloesian school magazine, 1927-1935.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Llanfair Caereinion; Llanfyllin; Llanidloes; Machynlleth; Newtown; Welshpool; Llanidloes High School; miscellaneous.

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.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: No information found



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, Secondary Schools, catalogues; Powys County Archives Office website (http://archives.powys.gov.uk), viewed 9 March 2005; Powys Digital History Project (http://history.powys.org.uk), viewed 9 March 2005.

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

Date(s) of description: June 2005



Schools | Wales | Powys

Personal names

Corporate names

Llanfair Caereinion High School (Wales)

Llanfyllin High School

Llanidloes Grammar School

Llanidloes High School

Llanidloes Secondary School

Newtown High School (Newtown, Wales)

Welshpool High School

Ysgol Bro Ddyfi


Llanfair Caereinion