Phoenix Assurance Company Limited (London), Records

Scope and Content

Policy Book Fire Business, 1917-1924; Order Book Fire Business, 1924-1948; Renewal Register Fire Business, 1924-1944. The areas of the Rhondda and Pontypridd in particular are identified in these records. However the records do not indicate the location of the office responsible for the administration of the business.

Administrative / Biographical History

The company was established as the Phoenix Fire Office in 1782 and was renamed the Phoenix Assurance Company Limited in 1901. It was involved in the provision of fire insurance cover in south Wales.


Chronological within record series.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information

Transferred from Pontypridd Historical Centre Jun 2013

Other Finding Aids

A detailed catalogue is available online

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Fair condition

Archivist's Note

Compiled by H Thomas for Glamorgan Archives, with reference to the Archives Hub website ( viewed 8 Aug 2014

Conditions Governing Use

Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.

Appraisal Information

All records which meet the collection policy of Glamorgan Archives have been retained.

Custodial History

The records were passed to the Pontypridd Historical Centre by an unidentified source possibly the local authority when it was clearing office space. The Centre subsequently transferred the records to Glamorgan Archives June 2013.


Accruals are not expected.

Related Material

Phoenix Assurance Company: Records and Papers held at Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives (Ref MS.Phoenix)