Llangiwg Parish Council and Pontardawe Community Council Records

Scope and Content

Records relating to Llangiwg Parish Council, 1842-1995, including minute books, 1894-1897; poor rate books, 1849-1914; vestry minutes, 1855-1887; tithe plan and apportionment, 1842; Pontardawe Community Council videos, 1995.

Administrative / Biographical History

Civil parish councils were established by the Local Government Act 1894, taking over responsibilities from parish vestry meetings. The records can include minute books, financial statements, correspondence, copies of planning applications, and rate lists. Community councils replaced parish councils under the local government reorganization in 1974. Llangiwg Parish Council, in Glamorgan, was replaced by Pontardawe Community Council, in West Glamorgan, now in Neath Port Talbot.


Arranged into the following: Llangiwg Parish Council; Pontardawe Community Council; Llangiwg parish tithe apportionment.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

It is the policy of the West Glamorgan Archive Service to withhold the names of depositors.


Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Llangiwg Parish Council and Pontardawe Community Council, catalogue.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service.

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Appraisal Information

All records deposited at West Glamorgan Archive Service have been retained.


Accruals are possible

Geographical Names