Bishopston Parish Council Records

Scope and Content

Records relating to Bishopston Parish Council, 1764-1974, including property and income tax accounts, 1848-1856; microfilm copies of minutes, 1894-1974; photocopy [late 20th century], of tithe plan and apportionment, 1844.

Administrative / Biographical History

During the late Middle Ages the parish became increasingly important as a unit of civil administration. From the 16th century unpaid parish officers were responsible for keeping the peace, repairing roads and assisting the poor, by means of a rate levied on the inhabitants of the parish. Civil parish councils were established by the Local Government Act 1894, taking over responsibilities from parish vestry meetings. The parish of Bishopston was in the county of Glamorgan, until local government reorganisation in 1974, when it became part of West Glamorgan.


Arranged into the following: Apprenticeship indenture; Property and income tax accounts; Microfilm of minutes; Tithe records.

Access Information

No restrictions

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 to compile this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Bishopston Parish, catalogue.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at West Glamorgan Archive Service have been retained.


Accruals are not expected

Related Material

Further material is in West Glamorgan Archive Service, D/D MG 12.

Location of Originals

The minutes of Bishopston Parish Council are held by the Clerk of Bishopston Community Council.

Geographical Names