Records of Pontypool Local Board, 1863-1895.
Pontypool Local Board Records
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Administrative / Biographical History
Pontypool Local Board of Health was created in Pontypool, Monmouthshire, under the Public Health Act 1848. As a result of the Public Health Act 1872 it became an urban sanitary authority, under the name Pontypool Local Board. The Board was responsible for various aspects of public health including sewerage, street cleaning and highways. In 1894 the Local Board was replaced by Pontypool Urban District Council.
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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, Pontypool Local Board, 1863-1895, catalogue; Jackson, W. Eric, The Structure of Local Government in England and Wales (London: Longmans, 1949); Powys County Archives Office website (http://archives.powys.gov.uk/), viewed 29 September 2005.
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Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Gwent Record Office.
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