Swansea Borough Petty Sessions

Scope and Content

Minute books 1846-1981; Court registers 1934-1993; Financial records 1943-1979; Licensing records 1880-1984; Other records 1951-1975; Various minute books 1924-1968; Records relating to the appointment and declarations of justices 1844-1919.

Administrative / Biographical History

Swansea Borough Petty Sessions began with magistrates exercising jurisdiction over the Borough of Swansea. In 1974 the area was merged with the Gower Division to form a new Swansea division, coterminous with Swansea City, with courts in Swansea. In 1996 this was merged with Lliw Valley division.


Arranged by series in date order.

Conditions Governing Access

Items within this collection which contain information on named individuals may be restricted in accordance with the Data Protection Act.

Acquisition Information

It is the policy of the West Glamorgan Archive Service not to disclose the names of depositors.


Compiled by Andrew Dulley, West Glamorgan Archive Service.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy catalogue at item level is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service, and an online version is on the West Glamorgan Archive Service website.

Conditions Governing Use

Normal copyright regulations apply.

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained.


Accruals are not expected.

Related Material

See also the records of Swansea Hundred Petty Sessions (P/S S), Lliw Valley Division (P/S Lli) and Gower Petty Sessions (P/S G) at the West Glamorgan Archive Service.