Neyland Urban District Council Records

Scope and Content

Records of the Neyland Urban District Council, 1899-1987; comprising minutes of the council and committees, 1900-1974; housing committee minutes, 1959-1974; council motion books, 1947-1967; register of disclosures and general notices, 1935-1959; registers of licences, notices, etc., 1907-1974; miscellaneous clerk's files and papers, 1914-1974; ledgers, 1930-1960; abstract of accounts, 1956-1965; rating and valuation, 1919-1987; wages and salaries, 1937-1972; and planning papers, 1899-1973.

Administrative / Biographical History

Neyland Urban District Council was established in 1900 under the Local Government Act 1894. The Council's 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. After the Second World War, a considerable amount of house building undertaken by Neyland Urban District Council. Neyland Urban District Council was abolished in 1974.


Aranged into the following: minutes of the council and committees; council motion books; register of disclosures and general notices; registers of licences, notices, etc.; miscellaneous clerk's files and papers; ledgers; abstract of accounts; miscellaneous accounts; rating and valuation; planning; and wages and salaries.

Access Information

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Transferred from Preseli District Council Office between August 1977 and December 1988.


Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Pembrokeshire Record Office, Neyland 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); Neyland History website (, viewed 25 May 2005.

Other Finding Aids

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

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained

Custodial History

The rceords were transferred to Preseli District Council upon abolition of Neyland UDC.


Accruals are not expected

Geographical Names