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.
Cynwyl Elfed Parish Council and Community Council Records
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 211 CYNWYL ELFED PC & CC
- Dates of Creation1848-1981
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish Welsh
- Physical Description0.090 cubic metres
Scope and Content
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.
Arranged into the following: minute books; financial; and poor rate books.
Conditions Governing Access
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.
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.
All records have been retained
Accruals are possible