Eglwys Gymyn Parish Council Records

Scope and Content

Records of Eglwys Gymyn Parish Council, Carmarthenshire, 1842-1958, including Parish Council minute books, 1894-1958; poor rate valuation book, 1847.

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. In 1935, Eglwys Gymyn Parish Council absorbed Cyffig Parish Council. Community councils replaced parish councils under local government reorganization in 1974.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Rev. R. W. James, Pendine, November, 1979.


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

Geographical Names