Borough of Cowbridge Mayoral Oaths

Scope and Content

Declarations of oaths, mayors of Cowbridge, 1894-1926.

Administrative / Biographical History

The medieval borough of Cowbridge, covering the same area as Cowbridge parish, began to neglect its formal responsibilties from c 1866. On 28th September 1886, a charter of incorporation was obtained under the terms of the Municipal Corporations Act, and a new Borough Council established. In 1894, Cowbridge Rural District Council took on responsibility for sanitation, roads and rating. The Borough continued until 1974, when, under local government reorganisation, its powers were transferred to the Vale of Glamorgan Borough Council.


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Acquisition Information

Deposited by a firm of solicitors.

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Archivist's Note

Compiled by Hayden Burns for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Glamorgan Record Office, Schedule of Borough of Cowbridge. Riden, Philip, Records Sources for Local History (London, 1987).

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Normal Glamorgan Record Office conditions apply

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Related Material

The main records of the council are Glamorgan Archives, Borough of Cowbridge (BCOW).

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