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Knighton Local Board Maps

Reference code(s): GB 0223 RLB/A

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Title: Knighton Local Board Maps

Short title: Knighton Local Board maps

Dates of creation: [19th century]

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: Information to be supplied

Name of creator(s): Knighton Local Board of Health


Administrative and biographical history: Local boards of health were established following the Public Health Act 1848 and the Local Government Act 1858, in populous areas not covered by a town vestry or council, or by Improvement Commissioners. They were responsible for most aspects of public health, including street cleaning, sewerage, water supply and highways. Under the Public Health Act 1872, the local boards were incorporated into urban sanitary authorities, together with boroughs and improvement commissions, while rural sanitary authorities covered the remainder. Urban and rural district councils replaced these in 1895. Knighton Local Board of Health, Radnorshire, was established in c.1853.


Scope and content: Ordnance Survey 25" maps of Knighton Local Board of Health, [19th century].


Language/script: English

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.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Powys County Archives Service have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: Source not recorded


Related units of description: Further records of Knighton Local Board of Health are Powys County Archives Service, R/UD/KN


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, Knighton Local Board, catalogue; Powys County Archives Office website (http://archives.powys.gov.uk), viewed 14 April 2005.

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

Date(s) of description: April 2005



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