Whitland Rural District Council Records

Scope and Content

Records of Whitland Rural District Council, 1898-1937, comprising an election account book, council estimate and Treasurers' account.

Administrative / Biographical History

Whitland Rural District Council, Carmarthenshire, was created under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1894. The Council comprised councillors and a chairman and inherited powers from the local sanitary authority and highway board. It became a rating authority in 1925. Rural District Councils were administered by a number of committees and by appointed officers including a Clerk, Treasurer, Sanitary Inspector, Housing Officer, Surveyor and Rating Officer. In 1935, Whitland Rural District Council was merged with Carmarthen Rural District Council.


Arranged into the following: additional deposit; and original deposit.

Access Information

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Additional deposit from the Clerk to Narberth RDC, 1973.


Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Pembrokeshire Record Office, Whitland Rural District Council, 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); Richards, Melville, Welsh Administrative and Territorial Units (Cardiff, 1969).

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Pembrokeshire Record Office.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained

Custodial History

Some records of Whitland RDC passed to Narberth RDC.


Accruals are not expected

Related Material

Further records of Whitland Rural District Council are in Carmarthenshire Archives Service, Whitland Rural District Council Records.

Geographical Names