Llansawel Parish Council Records

Scope and Content

Records of Llansawel Parish Council, Carmarthenshire, 1852-1901, including vouchers, letters, petitions, and accounts, 1852-1896; minute books and account books, 1852-1894; and accounts of the Cynwyl Gaeo parish council regarding highways, 1895-1901.

Administrative / Biographical History

Pre-1894 civil parish records contain minutes of monthly vestry meetings relating to ecclesiastical matters, rate books, and accounts. Civil parish councils were established by the Local Government Act 1894 and were responsible for civil administration and local matters, such as recreation grounds and village halls. Community councils replaced parish councils under local government reorganization in 1974.


Arranged into the following: bundles of vouchers, letters, petitions, accounts, etc.; minute books, account books, etc.; and miscellaneous, in chronological order.

Access Information

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Llansawel Parish Council, October, 1960.


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

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 are not expected