Cilrhedyn Parish Council Records

Scope and Content

Records of Cilrhedyn Parish Council, Carmarthenshire, 1856-1954, including vestry minute book relating to Cilrhedyn, 1856-1883; minute books relating to West Cilrhedyn, 1894-1953; rate books relating to West Cilrhedyn, 1895-1921; minute book relating to East Cilrhedyn, 1894-1931; and hearse book relating to Capel Iwan and district, 1898-1954.

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. Their records contain mainly minute books, financial statements, correspondence, and rate lists. The parish of Cilrhedyn was divided into East and West Cilrhedyn for rate purposes. Community councils replaced parish councils under local government reorganization in 1974.


Arranged into the following: Cilrhedyn; West Cilrhedyn; East Cilrhedyn; and Capel Iwan.

Access Information

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Rev. L. G. Roberts, Capel Iwan and E. Evans, Llanboidy, between 1970 and 1992.


Compiled by Annette Strauch for ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of the description: Carmarthenshire Archives Service, Catalogue of Cilrhedyn Parish Council Records; Collis, Kim, The West Glamorgan Archive Service, A Guide to the Collections (Swansea, 1998).

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