Carmarthen Rural District Council Records

Scope and Content

Records of Carmarthen Rural District Council, Carmarthenshire, including mortgages and receipts, 1887-1929; minutes, 1970-1979.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Local Government Act 1894 established rural district councils. The Rural District Council was responsible for housing, public health and sanitation in the parts of Carmarthen not covered by the Borough Council/ District Council. The council also became responsible for the water supply. The Council was abolished in 1974.


Arranged in chronological order.

Access Information

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Mr Vaughan M. Williams, Chief Executive, and Jenny Gammon, Reference Librarian, Carmarthen Library, between 1984 and 1991.


Compiled by Annette Strauch for ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of the description: Carmarthenshire Archives Service, Catalogue of Carmarthen Rural District Council Records; Collis, Kim, The West Glamorgan Archive Service, A Guide to the Collections (Swansea, 1998).

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Carmarthenshire Archives Service.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained


Accruals are not expected

Geographical Names