Dylais Higher Parish and Community Council Records

Scope and Content

Records of Dylais Higher Parish and Community Councils and Seven Sisters Community Council, 1896-1989, including minute books, 1926-1983; correspondence, 1937-1983; agendas, 1931-1974; declarations of acceptance, 1896-1978; financial records, 1914-1983; reports, 1970-1971; statutory instruments, 1974-1983; deeds, 1924-1980; notices, 1928-1960; records of Overseers of the Poor, 1910-1926; plans, 1968-1980; circulars, 1939-1970; records relating to common land, 1968-1973; records relating to rights of way, 1954-1974; burial records, 1923-1989; publications, 1951-1972; records relating to the Glamorgan Association of Parish Councils, 1969-1983; records relating to the Glamorgan County Playing Fields Association, 1969-1973; records relating to Cwmdulais swimming baths, 1971-1975; records relating to recreation grounds, 1968-1971; Seven Sisters Boys Club records, 1946-1974; records relating to opencast mining, 1971-1976; newspapers, 1967-[1974].

Administrative / Biographical History

Civil parish councils were established by the Local Government Act 1894, taking over responsibilities from parish vestry meetings. The records can include minute books, financial statements, correspondence, copies of planning applications, and rate lists. Community councils replaced parish councils under the local government reorganization in 1974. Dylais Higher Parish Council, until 1974 in the county of Glamorgan, was replaced by Dylais Higher Community Council, in West Glamorgan. In 1983 Seven Sisters Community Council was formed as the residuary successor of Dylais Higher Community Council. Following further reorganization in 1996, the community council is located in Neath Port Talbot.


Arranged into the following: Minutes; Letter book; Agendas; Councillors; Financial records; Reports; Deeds; Correspondence; Notices, posters; Overseers of the Poor; Plans; Stautory instruments; Common land; Rights of way; Burial board; Grants of exclusive rights of burial, notices of interment, certificates for burial or cremation, memorial orders; Publications; Glamorgan Association of Parish Councils/Glamorgan Association of Local Councils; Glamorgan County Playing Fields Association; Newspapers; Cwmdulais swimming baths; Recreation grounds; Seven Sisters Boys Club; Opencast mining; Investiture celebrations; Minutes; Councillors; Council functions; Financial records; Deeds; Correspondence, Plans, Statutory instruments; Burial board; Glamorgan Association of Local Councils/National Association of Local Councils; Newspapers; Cwmdulais Swimming Baths; Opencast mining; Orders of service; Structure planning; Community centre at Seven Sisters; Miscellaneous; Seven Sisters Community Council; Councillors' declaration book; Legal agreement; Clerk's correspondence; Financial records; Cemetary records; Miscellaneous

Access Information

Records are closed for 30 years after date of creation

Acquisition Information

It is the policy of the West Glamorgan Archive Service to withhold the names of depositors.


Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Dylais Higher Parish Council, catalogue.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at West Glamorgan Archive Service have been retained.


Accruals are possible

Geographical Names