Aberdare Burial Board Records

Scope and Content

Records of the Aberdare Burial Board, 1857-1903, consisting of: minutes of the Burial Board, 3 July 1857-February 1876; minutes of the Burial Board, 1 March 1876-January 1893; and minutes of the Burial Board, 2 February 1893-March 1903.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Aberdare Burial Board (Glamorgan) was set up in 1857, by the Aberdare parish vestry, Glamorgan, under the Burial Act 1853. Land on Hirwaun Common, south of Hirwaun, was purchased for a cemetery which opened in 1860, and was extended in 1906. The Burial Board was taken over in 1903, by Aberdare Urban District Council under section 62 of the Local Government Act 1894.


Arranged in chronological order.

Conditions Governing Access

Public records

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by the Aberdare Urban District Council on 25 September 1947.


Compiled by Hayden Burns for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Glamorgan Record Office, Catalogue of records for Aberdare Burial Board; Riden, Philip, Records Sources for Local History, (London, 1987).

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the Glamorgan Record Office.

Archivist's Note

Compiled by [INSERT NAME] for the Glamorgan Archives, with reference to [NAME ANY PUBLICATIONS USED].

Conditions Governing Use

Normal Glamorgan Record Office conditions apply.

Appraisal Information

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


Accruals are not expected.

Related Material

Further records held at the Glamorgan Archives: UDABC/1-2, minutes of Aberdare Urban District Council. Burial registers for Aberdare Cemetery are held by the Burial Clerk, Cemeteries Section, Exchange Buildings, Monk Street, Aberdare, CF44 7PA.

Geographical Names