Powys County Archives Office

Radnorshire Primary School Records

Reference code(s): GB 0223 R/E/PS

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Title: Radnorshire Primary School Records

Short title: Radnorshire primary school records

Dates of creation: 1857-1996

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: (Information to be supplied)

Name of creator(s): Radnorshire Education Committee


Administrative and biographical history: Primary school education in Radnorshire developed in the first half of the 19th century through the establishment of voluntary National and British Schools. National Schools were originally established by the National Society to teach an Anglican education while the British Schools originally established by the British & Foreign Society to teach non-sectarian education. The Education Act 1870 supplemented these existing schools through a network of elementary schools provided by School Boards (known as Board Schools). The British Schools became Board Schools while the National Schools remained independent. Under the Education Act 1902 School Boards were abolished and the County Councils became the Local Education Authorities. The Board Schools then became known as Council or County Schools. The Education Committees of county councils were made responsible for elementary and intermediate schools and the Authority administrated the schools and maintained their records.


Scope and content: Records of Radnorshire primary schools, 1857-1996, consisting mainly of log books, admissions registers, attendance registers, punishment books, dinner registers and evacuee records, including Abbeycwmhir National, 1880-1969; Aberedw National, 1871-1949; Bleddfa National, 1895-1972; Bochrwyd (Boughrood) National, 1857-1972; Bwlchysarnau, 1873-1990; Casgob (Cascob) National, 1874-1945; Crugybyddar (Bugeildy) National, 1878-1949; Cwmteuddwr National, 1888-1978; Evancoyd National, 1873-1927; Glanedw (Lower Llanedw) Board (County Primary), 1877-1957; Glanithon National, 1874-1906; Glasgwm (Cregina United District Boad) County Primary, 1901-1945; Heyope National, 1866-1961; Knighton Infants, 1867-1939; Knighton National (Boys and mixed), 1871-1950; Knighton National (Girls), 1898-1939; Knighton Night School, 1896-1915; Llaethdy County Primary (Llanbadarn Fynedd Board), 1874-1958; Llanbadarn Fawr Board (County Primary), 1878-1940; Llanbister County Primary, 1872-1997; Llanbister Cantal School, 1879-1969; Llanddewi Ystradenni, 1889-1977; Llandeglau National, 1873-1977; Llandeilo Graban National, 1877-1954; Llandrindod Highland Moors Sanitorium School, 1933-1957; Llanelwedd National (mixed), 1878-1890; Llangunllo National School, 1870-1984; Llanfihangel Rhydieithon, 1903-1975; Llansanffraid-yn-Elfael, 1904-1947; Llowes National, 1867-1972; Nantgwyn (Saint Harmon), 1906-1981; Nantmel Gaufron British (County Primary), 1877-1964; Nantmel St Mark's National, 1875-1948; Llanyr (Llanyre) National, Newbridge, 1868-1895; Newchurch Board (County Primary), 1880-1954; New Radnor, 1873-1961; Norton, 1903-1958; Old Radnor Priamry (Old Radnor and Burlingjobb Endowed Church of England Primary), 1873-1972; Painscastle National, 1874-1954; Presteigne, Hereford Street British (County Primary), 1858-1964; Presteigne National, 1867-1964; Presteigne Greenfields (Girls), 1874-1929; Saint Harmon National, 1873-1959; Stanage (Stanage, Weston and Stowe), 1877-1948; Franksbridge, 1878-1951; Pencerrig (Diserth and Tregoed), 1864-1986; Cleiro (Clyro), 1861-1899; Howey (Hawy) National, 1867-1989; Rhiwlen (Rhulen), 1940; Llandrindod Wells (Ysgol Trefonnen), 1898-1996; Gladestry, 1877-1988.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged by school

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 deposited at Powys County Archives Service have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are possible

Immediate source of acquisition: Source not recorded



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, Primary schools, catalogues; Powys Digital History Project, (http://history.powys.org.uk/history/intro/entry.html), viewed 25 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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