Glyncorrwg Urban District Council Records

Scope and Content

Records of Glyncorrwg Urban District Council, 1866-1974, including Council and committee minutes, 1893-1974; architectural plans, [c. 1910]-1925; photocopy of Planning Department register of deposited plans (1882-1927), [late 20th century]; press cuttings and ephemera, [1920s]-[1940s]; records relating to easements and grants of rights for public works to Glyncorrwg UDC from railway companies, 1866-1972, including deeds of agreement relating to Glyncorrwg, deeds relating to Llangynwyd, copies of railway acts and correspondence.

Administrative / Biographical History

Glyncorrwg Urban District Council (UDC) was created in 1894, covering the same area as the newly enlarged parish of Glyncorrwg, Glamorgan. The Council initially took over the powers of Glyncorrwg Local Board of Health. Its responsibilities included sanitary services, sewerage, refuse collection, housing, streets, cemeteries, libraries, parks, controls on buildings such as petrol stations, and licensing of public entertainments. UDCs were administered by a number of committees and by appointed officers including a Clerk, Treasurer, Medical Officer of Health, Surveyor, Rating Officer and Sanitary Inspector. Following local government reorganisation Glyncorrwg UDC was joined with Port Talbot Borough in 1974 to create the Borough of Afan (renamed Port Talbot in 1986).


Arranged into the following: Clerk's Department; Engineer and Surveyor's Department; easements and grants of rights for public works from railway companies; Planning Department; Engineer's Department.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

It is the policy of the West Glamorgan Archive Service to withhold the names of depositors.


Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Local Authorities - Urban District Councils - Glyncorrwg Urban District Council, catalogue; Jackson, W. Eric, The Structure of Local Government in England and Wales (London: Longmans, 1949); Hey, David, Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History (Oxford, 1997); Collis, Kim, The West Glamorgan Archives Service: A Guide to the Collections (Swansea, 1998).

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at West Glamorgan Archive Service.

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