Swansea County Court records

Scope and Content

Various records of actions, causes, summonses and commitments

Records relating to bankruptcy, insolvency and the winding up of companies

Records relating to divorce and desertion

WGA registers under the Workmen's Compensation Act 1925

Registrar's notebooks

Cash books and ledgers

Administrative / Biographical History

Swansea County Court is situated at the Swansea Civil Justice Centre on Quay Parade, Swansea, and hears civil actions-at-law relating to family matters, bankruptcy, divorce and default of payment. The system of county courts in England and Wales dates back to the County Courts Act 1846, which received Royal Assent on 28 August 1846 and was brought into force on 15 March 1847. England and Wales (with the exception of the City of London, which was outside the scope of the Act) were divided into 60 circuits, with a total of 491 county courts within these circuits. Swansea County Court was one of these, established on 15 March 1847.

Arrangement

Arranged into series by document type and then in date order

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

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 received by the West Glamorgan Archive Service have been retained

Accruals

Accruals are not expected.