Llanelli Borough Council Records

Scope and Content

Records of Llanelli Borough Council, Carmarthenshire, 1830-1985, including minutes of Llanelli Borough Council, 1936-1985; minutes of Llanelli Borough Council Education Committee, 1936-1945; year books, 1937-1950; annual reports of the borough medical officer of health, 1949-1962; and Llanelli maps, 1830-1949.

Administrative / Biographical History

Llanelli Borough Council was established in 1894; Llanelli was confirmed as a chartered borough in 1913. Llanelli Borough Council was responsible for local government services, including health, water supplies, education, estates, public libraries, roads and highways. Llanelli Borough Council ceased to exist as a unit of local government in 1974. The town hall was opened in 1896 as the administrative centre for local government offices. The Llanelli Local Board of Health had previously been responsible for improving sanitation, drainage and water supplies.


Arranged into the following: minutes of Llanelli Borough Council; minutes of Llanelli Borough Council, Education Committee; minutes of Carmarthenshire Education Committee, Llanelli District Sub-Committeee; Llanelli Borough Council Year Book; miscellaneous; Llanelli Borough Council minute books; and maps. Additional large deposits by the Borough Librarian of unlisted items c2000.

Access Information

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Transferred by Mrs M. Joseph, Llanelli and transferred by John Davies, County Archivist between 1979 and 1996.


Compiled by Annette Strauch for ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of the description: Carmarthenshire Archives Service, Catalogue of Llanelli Borough Council Records; Collis, Kim, The West Glamorgan Archive Service, A Guide to the Collections (Swansea, 1998); Griffiths, David F., A History of Llanelli Borough Council (Llanelli, 1996).

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