Powys County Archives Office

Donation from Mrs Gurden

Reference code(s): GB 0223 R/X/186

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Title: Donation from Mrs Gurden

Short title: Hurst Family of Llandrindod Wells; papers and photographs

Dates of creation: [c1870] - 1993

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 3/4 of a box

Name of creator(s): Hurst family


Administrative and biographical history: The Hurst family is described as one of the founding families of Llandrindod Wells. Henry Hurst moved to Llandrindod Wells in 1868, when the development of the future spa town was just beginning. He opened a brick works and built Norton Terrace and Christ Church Congregational Church. His sons Joseph, a builder, James, a surveyor and John, a plumber, continued to play an important part in the growth of the town. Joseph was overseer for the parish of Cefnllys, a member of Llanbadarn Fawr School Board, also of the Urban District and County Councils. He was appointed a JP in 1906. John had four children, two of whom, Walter and Maud, owned a chemist shop in the town.


Scope and content: Family photographs, family history


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Chronological in series

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Not yet catalogued
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records retained

Accruals: Are not expected

Archival history: In the possession of Mrs Gurden

Immediate source of acquisition: Donation from Mrs Gurden



Archivist's note: Compiled by Anna Page, Assistant Archivist at Powys County Archive Office. Sources used: notes and newspaper cuttings among the collection

Rules or conventions: This description follows guidelines provided by UWA Department of Information Studies, based on ISAD(G) 2nd edition, 2000.

Date(s) of description: February 2007



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