Newchurch Parish Council Records

Scope and Content

Records of Newchurch Parish Council, Carmarthenshire, 1837-1990, including minute books, 1894-1992; declaration of acceptance of office, 1894-1935; financial records, 1897-1980; material relating to overseers of the poor, 1837-1922; correspondence, 1975-1990.

Administrative / Biographical History

Prior to 1894, monthly parish vestry meetings dealt with ecclesiastical matters, rates, and administration of the Poor Law. Parish councils were established by the Local Government Act 1894. Community councils replaced parish councils under local government reorganization in 1974.


Arranged into minute books; declaration of office; Newchurch Parish Council Finance; overseers; correspondence; deposited plan; and printed material.

Access Information

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Mr C. E. Williams, Clerk to Newchurch Community Council and Mr B. A. Davies, Clerk to the council, between 1981 and 1998.


Compiled by Annette Strauch for ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of the description: Carmarthenshire Archives Service, Catalogue of Newchurch Parish Council Records; Genuki website (, viewed 29 September 2003; Ancestry com website (, viewed 29 September 2003; The 1911 Edition Encyclopedia (, viewed 29 September 2003; The National Gazetteer of Wales website (, viewed 29 September 2003.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Carmarthenshire Archives Service.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained


Accruals are expected.