Brynmawr Petty Sessional Division Licensing Plans

Scope and Content

Plans of licensed houses in the parishes of Brynmawr and Llanelly, Brecknockshire, 1903-1927 and [n. d.].

Administrative / Biographical History

Petty Sessions were introduced in the 18th century as extra courts to lessen the load on the Quarter Sessions. The Sessions were subdivided geographically within the county and were held before two or more magistrates but no jury. As well as dealing with minor criminal cases Petty Sessions had responsibility for the licensing of public houses and as a result plans of licensed houses were deposited with the clerk of the court.

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Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Brynmawr Petty Sessional Division licensing plans, catalogue; Glamorgan Record Office website (, viewed 28 May 2004.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Gwent Record Office and the National Library of Wales.

Conditions Governing Use

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Appraisal Information

All records have been retained

Custodial History

These plans were discovered during a house clearance. The original provenance is thought to be Bishop's solicitors of Brynmawr who acted as clerk to the justices of Brynmawr Petty Sessional Division.


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