Charity Commission Accounts: Breconshire

Scope and Content

Records and accounts of charities in Brecknockshire.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Charity Commission, established in 1853, monitors the activities of charities in England and Wales on behalf of the government, and receives information and accounts from the trustees of the charities. These are public records, and one of the Commission's responsibilities is to hand over the records to the Public Record Office (now The National Archives), which selects those meriting permanent retention. Those not selected are offered to the relevant local record offices, and if unwanted are destroyed. These papers deal with charities in Brecknockshire.


Arranged into the following: Breconshire general charities; and parishes, divided into Abercraf-Brecon; Bronllys-Glasbury; Hay-Llanfihangel Cwmdu; Llanfihangel Talyllyn-Llansanffraid; and Llanbyddyd [Llanspyddid]-Ystradgynlais.

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Archivist's Note

Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Powys County Archives Service, Charity Commission Accounts: Breconshire; Powys County Archives Office website (; Charity Commission for England and Wales website ( viewed 14th February 2005; Hey, David, The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History(Oxford, 1997).

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Powys County Archives Service have been retained.

Custodial History

The records were collected by the Charity Commission and transferred to the Public Record Office.