H. M. Customs and Excise, Swansea, Records

Scope and Content

Records of H. M. Customs and Excise, Swansea, 1851-1968, including collectors' books, 1934-1953; declarations of ownership of the ship Pioneer, 1965-1968; bonds for the performance of conditions and payment of duties by railway companies, 1851-1869; correspondence, 1864-1963.

Administrative / Biographical History

HM Customs and Excise are responsible for the collection of duties payable to the Crown, on the import and export of goods and on their manufacture. By the 19th century collection of duties was the responsibility of the Board of Custom and the Board of Excise (later becoming the Board of Inland Revenue). The two boards were amalgamated into the Board of Customs and Excise in 1909, responsible for administering Her Majesty's Customs and Excise. H. M. Customs and Excise have an office in Swansea.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following: Collectors' report books; Collection of information about customs house documents, 1926; Declarations of ownership of the ship Pioneer; Bonds for the performance of conditions and payment of duties by railway companies; Correspondence; Petition

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 sources were used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, H. M. Customs and Excise, Swansea, catalogue; NDAD website (http://ndad.ulcc.ac.uk), viewed 28 January 2005.

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 transferred to the West Glamorgan Archive Service have been retained.

Accruals

Accruals are possible

Geographical Names