Gower Petty Sessions

Scope and Content

Minute books 1891-1974, Court Registers 1914-1974, Records relating to licensing 1941-1949

Administrative / Biographical History

Gower Petty Sessions Division was created in February 1868 out of Swansea Hundred. It consisted of the Gower parishes, excluding Oystermouth and Llanrhidian Higher, which were part of Swansea Hundred Division. It was merged with Swansea Borough Division in 1974 to create a division coterminous with the new Swansea City Council.


Arranged into minute books, court registers, records relating to licensing.

Conditions Governing Access

Items within this collection which contain information on named individuals may be restricted in accordance with the Data Protection Act.

Acquisition Information

It is the policy of the West Glamorgan Archive Service not to disclose the identities of depositors.


Compiled by Andrew Dulley, West Glamorgan Archive Service.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy catalogue at item level is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service, and an online version is on the West Glamorgan Archive Service website.

Conditions Governing Use

Normal copyright regulations apply

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained


Accruals are not expected.

Related Material

See also the records of Swansea Hundred Petty Sessions (P/S S) and Swansea Borough Petty Sessions (P/S SBo), at the West Glamorgan Archive Service.