Abernant Parish Council Records

Scope and Content

Records of Abernant parish, Carmarthenshire, 1738-1960, mainly minute books, including minutes of vestry meetings, 1805-1907; minutes of the parish council, 1894-1910; minutes regarding chief rents payable by parish properties, lists of tenements whose holders could serve as churchwardens and overseers of the poor, 1738-1790; list of overseers, 1800-1908; account of the placenames of the parish, [late 18th century]; minute book of Abernant Parish Council, 1894-1920; and Parish Council minute books, 1920-1966.

Administrative / Biographical History

Prior to 1894, monthly parish vestry meetings dealt with ecclesiastical matters, rates, and local issues. Civil parish councils were established by the Local Government Act 1894; Abernant Parish Council inherited records from the vestry meetings. Abernant Common was enclosed in 1868.


Arranged into the following: minute books; minute books, and treasurer's receipt and payment books.

Access Information

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited in 1961 and by Mr I. Williams, Clerk to Abernant Community Council, Carmarthen, 1981.


Compiled by Annette Strauch for ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of the description: Carmarthenshire Archives Service, Catalogue of Abernant Parish Council Records.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Carmarthenshire Archives Service.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained


Accruals are possible