Cynwyl Elfed Parish Council and Community Council Records

Scope and Content

Records of Cynwyl Elfed Parish Council and Cynwyl Elfed Community Council, Carmarthenshire, 1848-1957, including signed minute books, 1894-1981; financial records, 1848-1974; and poor rate books, 1919-1926.

Administrative / Biographical History

Prior to 1894, monthly parish vestry meetings dealt with ecclesiastical matters, rates, and local issues. Parish councils were established by the Local Government Act 1894. The records contain mainly minute books, financial statements, correspondence, copies of planning applications, and rate lists. Civil registration began in 1837 but from 1894 onwards parish councils became fully responsible for civil administration. Community councils replaced parish councils under local government reorganization in 1974.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following: minute books; financial; and poor rate books.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Mr T. Morgan, Clerk of the Parish Council Cynwyl Elfed, and by Mr Gwyn Jones, Secretary to the Council between 1963 and 1995.

Note

Compiled by Annette Strauch for ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of the description: Carmarthenshire Archives Service, Catalogue of Cynwyl Elfed Parish Council Records; Collis, Kim, The West Glamorgan Archive Service, A Guide to the Collections (Swansea, 1998).

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Carmarthenshire Archives Service.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained

Accruals

Accruals are possible

Geographical Names