Rhossili Parish and Community Council Records

Scope and Content

Records of Rhossili Parish and Community Councils, 1847-2001, including minute books, 1943-1999; financial records, 1923-2000; correspondence, 1975-2001; tithe map and apportionment, 1847.

Administrative / Biographical History

Civil parish councils were established by the Local Government Act 1894, taking over responsibilities from parish vestry meetings. The records can include minute books, financial statements, correspondence, copies of planning applications, and rate lists. Rhossili Parish Council was established in 1922 following and order from Glamorgan County Council. Community councils replaced parish councils under the local government reorganization in 1974. The parish of Rhossili was in the county of Glamorgan, until local government reorganisation in 1974, when it became part of West Glamorgan. Rhossili Parish Council was replaced by Rhossili Community Council in 1974.


Arranged into the following: Parish register transcripts; Tithe; Minute books; Official orders; Correspondence files; Other files for specific business.

Access Information

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

It is the policy of the West Glamorgan Archive Service to withhold the names of depositors.


Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Rhossili, catalogue.

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 deposited at West Glamorgan Archive Service have been retained.


Accruals are possible

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