Betws Parish Council and Community Council Records

Scope and Content

Records of Betws Parish Council and Betws Community Council, Carmarthenshire, 1825-1987, including minute books of the vestry and parish council, 1825-1975; financial records of the parish council, 1895-1962; letter books of the parish council, 1908-1938; correspondence of the parish council, 1918-1955; printed matter of the parish council, 1929-1957; maps, 1902; and Betws parish council rate books, 1864-1865; records relating to Betws community council, 1975-1987.

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; various; financial; letter books; correspondence; printed matter; maps; Betws Parish Council rate books; and records relating to Betws Community Council.

Access Information

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by T. E. Evans, Clerk to the Betws Parish Council, Carmarthen, in 1962 and by Mr Gwynfor Evans, Clerk to Betws Community Council, Ammanford, in 1988.


Compiled by Annette Strauch for ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of the description: Carmarthenshire Archives Service, Catalogue of Betws Parish Council and Community Council Records.

Other Finding Aids

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

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained


Accruals are possible