Oystermouth Urban District Council Records

Scope and Content

Records of Oystermouth Urban District Council Treasurer's Department, 1897-1915, comprising general rate books, 1897-1908, and poor and general rate books, 1910-1915.

Administrative / Biographical History

Oystermouth Urban District Council (UDC), Glamorgan, was established in 1894 from the southern half of the parish of Oystermouth, including the villages of Newton, Norton and Mumbles. The remaining part of the old parish was renamed Brynau parish and became part of the Gower rural district. The Council comprised councillors and a chairman and replaced the Local Board of Health. The Council was responsible for a range of local services and was administered by a number of committees and by appointed officers including a Clerk, Treasurer and Rating Officer. Oystermouth UDC was abolished in 1918 when the urban district and Brynau parish were merged with Swansea County Borough.


Arranged into the following: general rate books; poor and general rate books.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

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


Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Local Authorities - District Councils - Oystermouth Urban District Council (UD/Oy), catalogue; Jackson, W. Eric, The Structure of Local Government in England and Wales (London: Longmans, 1949); Hey, David, Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History (Oxford, 1997); Collis, Kim, The West Glamorgan Archives Service: A Guide to the Collections (Swansea, 1998).

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at West Glamorgan Archive Service.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

Information not available


Accruals are not expected

Related Material

Further records are West Glamorgan Archive Service, TC/68, TR3, P/115, D88.

Geographical Names