Vaynor and Penderyn Rural District Council Records

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Records of Vaynor and Penderyn Rural District Council, 1955, consisting of a Grant of Arms Issued to the Council in 1955. The archive contains no records of the Council.

Administrative / Biographical History

Rural District Councils were established in 1895, under the terms of the Local Government Act 1894. The act created new Urban District Councils to replace Local Boards of Health and Urban Sanitary Authorities. Rural Sanitary Authorities, previously administered by the Poor Law Union, became Rural District Councils. The powers and boundaries of these districts remained largely unchanged, and in many cases the members and officers of the authorities also remained the same. Elections were held for the new Urban and Rural District Councils in December 1894. Vaynor and Penderyn Rural District Council was formed from part of the Merthyr Tydfil Rural Sanitary Authority, and covered the area of the parishes of Vaynor and Penderyn. Of the four parishes that formed the Merthyr Tydfil Rural Sanitary Authority, these were the two that lay in Brecknock. It held responsibility for housing; sanitation; public health and water supply. The Vaynor and Penderyn Rural District Council was abolished in 1974, under the terms of the Local Government Act 1972. The parish of Vaynor became part of the Cynon Valley Borough Council, with Penderyn joining Merthyr Tydfil Borough Council.

Arrangement

Single item

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Transferred by the Vaynor and Penderyn Rural District Council.

Note

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 Vaynor and Penderyn Rural District Council; Riden, Philip, Records Sources for Local History, (London, 1987); Stephens, W. B., Sources for English Local History,, (Cambridge, 1981).

Other Finding Aids

A handlist is available at the Glamorgan Record Office.

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

Accruals are not expected.

Related Material

Merthyr Tydfil Poor Law Union (UM); Cynon Valley Borough Council (DCCV).

Geographical Names