Gower Rural District Council records

Scope and Content

TC 69/1 Minute Books, April 1910-March 1974

TC 69/2 Attendance Registers, June 1948-March 1974

TC 69/3 Ledgers and Registers

TC 69/4 Oaths of Office Holders

TC 69/5 Miscellaneous Files, 1945-1974

TC 69/6 Grant of Arms to Gower RDC, 20 January 1964

TC 69/7 Rights of Way

TC 69/8 Registers of Dwellings

TC 69/9 Financial Papers

TC 69/10 Rate Books, General, Special & Water, 1945-1955

Administrative / Biographical History

Gower Rural District Council was established in 1894 under the terms of the Local Government Act of that year. It consisted of the parishes of Llanmadoc, Llangennith, Cheriton, Llanrhidian, Bishopston, Pennard, Ilston, Penmaen, Nicholaston, Oxwich, Penrice, Reynoldston, Knelston, Llanddewi, Port Eynon, Rhossili, and the northern half of Oystermouth parish, which was called Brynau, although this was ceded to the County Borough of Swansea following the enlargement of the borough boundaries in 1918. The Council was responsible for a range of local services including sanitation, sewerage, refuse collection, maintaining local roads, cemeteries and parks, licensing of public entertainments, water supply and housing. Rural District Councils were administered by committees and by appointed officers including a Clerk, Treasurer, Medical Officer of Health, Housing Officer and Surveyor. Gower Rural District Council was abolished in 1974 following local government reorganisation and its functions were assumed by the City of Swansea.

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