Narberth Rural District Council Records

Scope and Content

Records of the Narberth Rural District Council, 1894-1974: health records, 1924-1973; records relating to highways, 1907-1967; minute books of the Council, 1894-1974; correspondence, 1913-1956; registers and contracts, 1945-1970; and records of the treasurer, 1906-1974.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Narberth Rural District Council was set up under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1894. It took over the powers of the former Narberth Rural Sanitary Authority, and of the Tenby Highway District. The Rural Sanitary Authority had the same boundaries as the Narberth Poor Law Union, ie, the whole of the area of the later Rural District Council plus various Carmarthenshire parishes. In 1905, part of Narberth civil parish became Narberth Urban District Council. The Rural District Council was merged with Pembroke Rural District Council by the Local Government Act 1972 to form South Pembrokeshire District Council.


Arranged into the following: health; highways; secretary; and treasurer. The general correspondence files are arranged by name of correspondent.

Access Information

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by the South Pembrokeshire District Council between 1979 and 2000.


Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Pembrokeshire Record Office, Narberth Rural District Council, catalogue; Jackson, W. Eric, The Structure of Local Government in England and Wales (London: Longmans, 1949); Hey, David, Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History (Oxford, 1997).

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue are available at Pembrokeshire Record Office.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained

Custodial History

The letter books for the period 1895-1903 are missing.


Accruals are not expected

Related Material

Further records are Pembrokeshire Record Office, PCC/HE/2/228-253,402.

Geographical Names