Pontardawe Petty Sessions

Scope and Content

Minute books 1870-1974, Court Registers 1880-1974, Account books of fines and fees 1904-1930, Records relating to adoptions 1927-1950; Minute books, No. 2 Court 1970-1975, Register of Appeals 1969-1978.

Administrative / Biographical History

Pontardawe Petty Sessions Division was created in February 1868 from parts of Llangyfelach and Neath Hundreds. It consisted of the parishes of Llangiwg and Cilybebyll, and the hamlets of Rhyndwyclydach, Ynysymond and Llansamlet Higher, although the latter appears to have been ceded to Swansea by 1918.


Arranged by series in date order.

Conditions Governing Access

Items within this collection which contain information on named individuals may be restricted in accordance with the Data Protection Act.

Acquisition Information

It is the policy of the West Glamorgan Archive Service not to disclose the names of depositors.


Compiled by Andrew Dulley, West Glamorgan Archive Service.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy catalogue at item level is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service, and an online version is on the West Glamorgan Archive Service website.

Conditions Governing Use

Normal copyright regulations apply.

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained.


Accruals are not expected.

Related Material

See also the records of Llangyfelach Hundred Petty Sessions (P/S Lf) and Lliw Valley Petty Sessions (P/S Lli) at the West Glamorgan Archive Service.