Civil Parish Records

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Civil parish council records for the parishes of Llandderfel; Llandecwyn; Penrhyndeudraeth; Llanfrothen; Maentwrog; Trawsfynydd; Llanfihangel-y-Pennant; Llangelynnin; Llandanwg; Llanfair; Llanfachreth; Llanycil; Bettws Gwerfyl Goch; Pennal; Llanuwchllyn; Llangar; Llanelltyd; Brithdir ac Islawr' Dref; Llanaber; Llanenddwyn; Talyllyn; Llangower; Llansanffraid-Glyndyfrdwy; Gwyddelwern; Llanegryn; and Llanfor.

Administrative / Biographical History

Civil parish councils were created following the Local Government Act 1894 to carry out civil administrative functions, previously undertaken mainly by Vestry meetings of the (eccelesiatical) parish council and other bodies, which came to include rating, local amenities, and commenting on planning applications. In 1974, parish councils were abolished, and replaced by community councils.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following parishes : Llandderfel; Llandecwyn; Penrhyndeudraeth; Llanfrothen; Maentwrog; Trawsfynydd; Llanfihangel-y-Pennant; Llangelynnin; Llandanwg; Llanfair; Llanfachreth; Llanycil; Bettws Gwerfyl Goch; Pennal; Llanuwchllyn; Llangar; Llanelltyd; Brithdir ac Islawr' Dref; Llanaber; Llanenddwyn; Talyllyn; Llangower; Llansanffraid-Glyndyfrdwy; Gwyddelwern; Llanegryn; and Llanfor.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Note

Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Meirionnydd Archives, Civil Parish Records

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Meirionnydd Archives and the National Library of Wales.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright laws apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Meirionnydd Archives have been retained

Accruals

Accruals are not expected.