Llantarnam Urban District Council Records

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Records of Llantarnam Urban District Council, 1891-1935.

Administrative / Biographical History

Llantarnam Urban District Council (UDC), Monmouthshire, was established under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1894 and was coincident with the parish of Llanfihangel Llantarnam. The Council comprised councillors and a chairman and initially replaced the local sanitary authorities. Its responsibilities included sanitary services, sewerage, refuse collection, housing, streets, cemeteries, libraries, parks, controls on buildings such as petrol stations, and licensing of public entertainments. UDCs were administered by a number of committees and by appointed officers including a Clerk, Treasurer, Medical Officer of Health, Surveyor and Sanitary Inspector. Llantarnam UDC was abolished in 1935 to create Cwmbrân UDC, with a small portion transferred to Caerleon UDC.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

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Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Llantarnam Urban District Council, catalogue; Jackson, W. Eric, The Structure of Local Government in England and Wales (London: Longmans, 1949); Hey, David, Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History (Oxford, 1997); A Vision of Britain website (www.visionofbritain.org.uk), viewed 16 September 2005.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Gwent Record Office.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained


Accruals are not expected

Related Material

Medical Officer of Health reports are in Gwent Record Office, D3604. Records of Cwmbrân UDC are Gwent Record Office, A420.