Records of the Cardiff Burial Board, 1855-1951: minutes, 1855-1873; burial registers for Cathays cemetery, 1859-1951; registers of grants of deeds for grave spaces, 1924-1947; cash books, 1885-1935 (incomplete); ministers' fee book, 1903-1906; committee expenditure book, 1919-1925; wages books, 1887-1922; register of mortgages, 1859-1860.
Cardiff Burial Board Records
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Cardiff Burial Board was set up in about 1856, by Cardiff Borough Council, Glamorgan, (which constituted the board and initially held meetings at the close of the main council meetings). The exact status of the board in relation to the Council is unclear, but by 1879, it had effectively become a council committee, and minutes of its meetings are held in the main series of council minutes. The Burial Board purchased land for a cemetery at Roath, Glamorgan, at that time outside the town boundaries, and the cemetery opened in 1859.
Conditions Governing Access
Compiled by Hayden Burns for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Glamorgan Record Office, Catalogue of records for the Cardiff Burial Board; Riden, Philip, Records Sources for Local History, (London, 1987); Hey, David, The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History, (Oxford, 1996); Stephens, W.B., Sources for English Local History, (Cambridge, 1981).
Other Finding Aids
A detailed catalogue is available online
Revised by M Wilcox for the Glamorgan Archives, Jul 2010.
Conditions Governing Use
Normal Glamorgan Record Office conditions apply
Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.
All records which meet the collection policy of the Glamorgan Archives have been retained
Accruals are not expected.
Location of Originals
The burial registers are duplicates of original registers held by Cardiff County Council Bereavement Services.