Llangyfelach Parish Council and Mawr Parish Council Records

Scope and Content

Records relating to Llangyfelach Parish Council and Mawr Parish and Community Councils, 1809-1980, including Llangyfelach Parish Council records consisting of minutes, 1894-1930; Overseers' accounts, 1809-1894; Highway Surveyor's records, 1812-1894; rate books, 1844-1892; orders and notices of removal, 1846; Highway rate books for Mawr Division, 1826-1878; Mawr Parish Council and Community Council records consisting of minutes, 1894-1978; correspondence, 1895-1915; rate books, 1826-1925; financial records, 1916-1966; councillors' declarations of acceptance, 1961-1980; plans, 1913.

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. Llangyfelach is a parish in Swansea, and were formerly in the county of Glamorgan. Mawr was anciently a township in Llangyfelach parish, which became a civil parish in 1894. Mawr Parish Council was replaced by Mawr Community Council in 1974 following local government reorganization.


Arranged into the following: Llangyfelach parish; Llangyfelach Mawr Division; Mawr Parish Council; Llangyfelach Parish, division of Mawr Higher.

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, Llangyfelach and Mawr Parish Councils, catalogue.

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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.


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