Cadoxton-juxta-Neath Parish Records

Scope and Content

Records relating to the parish of Cadoxton-juxta-Neath, 1638-[late 20th century], including photocopy [late 20th century] of tithe plan and apportionment for Cadoxton-juxta-Neath, 1844; Churchwardens' rate and account book, 1851; lay register, 1638-1679.

Administrative / Biographical History

During the late Middle Ages the parish became increasingly important as a unit of civil administration. From the 16th century unpaid parish officers were responsible for keeping the peace, repairing roads and assisting the poor, by means of a rate levied on the inhabitants of the parish. Civil parish councils were established by the Local Government Act 1894, taking over responsibilities from parish vestry meetings. The parish of Cadoxton-juxta-Neath was in the county of Glamorgan, until local government reorganisation in 1974, when it became part of West Glamorgan. It consisted of townships called Coedffranc, Dyffryn Clydach, Ynysymond, Blaenhonddan, Dulais Higher, Dulais Lower, Neath Higher, Neath Middle and Neath Lower, all of which became civil parish councils in 1894.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following: Churchwardens' rate and account book; Tithe plan and extract; Lay register; Tithe apportionment.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

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

Note

Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Cadoxton-juxta-Neath Parish, catalogue.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at West Glamorgan Archive Service have been retained.

Accruals

Accruals are not expected

Related Material

Related material is West Glamorgan Archive Service, D/D Xev 1.

Geographical Names