Barry and Cadoxton Burial Board Records

Scope and Content

Records of the Barry and Cadoxton Burial Board, 1887-1899, includes: ledgers, [c1880s], 1935-1949; account books of various individuals, 1882-1959; 'Christmas Club' books, 1885-1890; account of almanacs given away, 1892; and 'The Tradesman's Ready Calculator,' 1854.

Administrative / Biographical History

Barry and Cadoxton Burial Board (Glamorgan) was set up in 1887, jointly by the parishes of Cadoxton-juxta-Barry, Merthyr Dyfan, and Barry, Glamorgan. Land was purchased at Merthyr Dyfan for a cemetery, which was opened in November 1889. The Burial Board appears to have been taken over by Barry Urban District Council, but the date at which this happened is unclear. The last recorded meeting of the Board is 20 March 1895, but the minutes of this meeting contain no suggestion that this was the final meeting of the Board.


Arranged in chronological order.

Conditions Governing Access

Public records

Items containing information on named individuals may be restricted in accordance with the Data Protection Act and GA policy.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by the Town Clerk, Barry Borough Council on 10 December 1947.


Compiled by Hayden Burns for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Glamorgan Record Office, Catalogue of records for the Barry and Cadoxton Burial Board; Riden, Philip, Records Sources for Local History (London, 1987); Hey, David, The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (Oxford, 1996); Stephens, W.B., Sources for English Local History (Cambridge, 1981).

Other Finding Aids

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

Archivist's Note

Compiled by [INSERT NAME] for the Glamorgan Archives, with reference to [NAME ANY PUBLICATIONS USED].

Conditions Governing Use

Normal Glamorgan Record Office conditions apply.

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained.

Custodial History

The records appear to have been inherited by Barry Borough Council.


Accruals are possible.

Related Material

Related material includes Glamorgan Archives: BB 11-18, Minutes of Barry Urban District Council as Burial Board, 1896-1906; BB 25-64, and UDB Minutes of Barry Urban District Council, Port Sanitary Authority and Burial Board, 1900-1939. Burial registers for Merthyr Dyfan cemetery are held by the local authority the Vale of Glamorgan.

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