Prescelly Water Board Records

Scope and Content

Records of the Prescelly Water Board, 1948-1974, minutes, 1948-1962; abstracts of accounts, 1959-1962; minutes of the South West Wales River Board, 1952-1965; and minutes and annual reports of the South West Wales River Authority, 1964-1974.

Administrative / Biographical History

From the late 19th century until 1957, responsibility for water provision lay with borough and rural district councils or sanitary authorities. The Prescelly Water Board was active from 1948 to 1974 in north Pembrokeshire, working with the South West Wales River Board / South West Wales River Authority.


Arranged into the following: records of the Prescelly Water Board; and records of the South West Wales River Board.

Access Information

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Received from D. C. Gibbs, Divisional Administrator, Welsh Water Authority, Haverfordwest in 1979 and deposited by the Solicitors Department, Preseli Pembrokeshire District Council in 1986.


Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Pembrokeshire Record Office, Prescelly Water Board, catalogue.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Pembrokeshire Record Office.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained

Custodial History

The papers were transferred to Welsh Water Authority in 1974.


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