Rhondda Borough Council Records

Scope and Content

Records of the Rhondda Borough Council, 1955-1974, including: Clerk's Department minutes, 1955-1974; police courts records, 1956-1963; bye-laws, 1956-1965; staff records, 1956-1970; miscellaneous papers, 1954-1968; and records of the Medical Officer of Health, 1954-1967.

Administrative / Biographical History

Rhondda Borough Council (Glamorgan) was formed from Rhondda Urban District Council in 1955. The Borough Council served the geographical area covered by the Ystradyfodwg civil parish, and parts of Llanwonno, otherwise Llanwynno, and Llantrisant parishes. Some health functions were delegated to Rhondda Borough Council by Glamorgan County Council in 1962, covering environmental health services; personal health services and hospitals. Under local government re-organisation in 1974, Rhondda Borough Council became a District Council, Rhondda (District) Borough Council, one of six districts operating under the new county of Mid-Glamorgan.


Arranged by type and date.

Access Information

Public records

Items containing information on named individuals may be restricted in accordance with the Data Protection Act and GA policy.

Acquisition Information

Transferred by the Rhondda Borough Council at various intervals.


Compiled by Hayden Burns for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Glamorgan Record Office, Catalogue of records for Rhondda Borough Council; Riden, Philip, Records Sources for Local History,(London, 1987); Stephens, W.B., Sources for English Local History, (Cambridge, 1981).

Archivist's Note

Compiled by [INSERT NAME] for the Glamorgan Archives, with reference to [NAME ANY PUBLICATIONS USED].

Conditions Governing Use

Normal Glamorgan Record Office conditions apply.

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained.


Accruals are not expected

Related Material

Further records are Glamorgan Archives, UDY, Ystradyfodwg Urban District Council; UDR, Rhondda Urban District Council (including Rhondda Borough Council education records); DCR, Rhondda (District) Borough Council; GC, Glamorgan County Council; and MGC, Mid-Glamorgan County Council.

Geographical Names