Baglan Higher Parish Council, Baglan Higher Community Council and Pelenna Community Council Records

Scope and Content

Records relating to Baglan Higher Parish Council, Baglan Higher Community Council and Pelenna Community Council, 1784-1992, including Baglan tithe plan and apportionment, 1846; account books, 1784-1864; minutes, 1913-1991; financial records, 1938-1992; deeds, 1932-1982; correspondence, 1970-1983; records relating to the Local Boundary Commission for Wales, 1979-1981; statutory instruments, 1976-1983; maps, 1982; records relating to rights of way, 1954-1971; invoices and receipts concerning the South Wales Electricity Board, 1956-1957; records relating to playing fields, 1958-1990; records relating to Pontrhydyfen Community Centre, 1961-1986; records relating to Neath Borough Council, 1961.

Administrative / Biographical History

During the late Middle Ages the parish became increasingly important as a unit of civil administration. From the 16th century unpaid parish officers were responsible for keeping the peace, repairing roads and assisting the poor, by means of a rate levied on the inhabitants of the parish. Civil parish councils were established by the Local Government Act 1894, taking over responsibilities from parish vestry meetings. The parish of Baglan was in the county of Glamorgan, until local government reorganisation in 1974, when it became part of West Glamorgan. Baglan parish had a higher and a lower division. Baglan Higher Parish Council was replaced by Baglan Higher Community Council in 1974. In 1983 Pelenna Community Council was created, absorbing Baglan Higher and Michaelston Higher Community Councils.


Arranged into the following: Baglan parish; Baglan Higher Parish Council; Baglan Higher Community Council; Pelenna Community Council.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

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, Baglan Parish, 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

Related Material

Further papers relating to Baglan parish are in Glamorgan Record Office, D/D B1.

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