Court registers 1933-73; Minute books 1937-1969; Adoptions records 1930-1948; Licensing records 1903-62; Financial records 1955-1958
Neath Hundred Petty Sessions
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Neath Hundred Petty Sessions began with magistrates exercising jurisdiction over the ancient Hundred of Neath, while separate courts operated in the boroughs of Neath and Aberavon. By 1891 the division had been reduced to include only the parishes of Cadoxton-juxta-Neath, Briton Ferry, Baglan, Glyncorrwg and Llantwit-juxta-Neath. The creation of the Aberavon Petty Sessions Division in 1894 reduced the area still further with the loss of Glyncorrwg and Baglan parishes. Then in 1922 Neath Borough boundaries were extended to take in Briton Ferry and part of Llantwit Lower. In 1974 Neath Hundred was merged with the Neath Borough division to create a division coterminous with the newly created Neath Borough Council.
Arranged into court registers, minute books, adoptions records, licensing records, financial records.
Conditions Governing Access
Items within this collection which contain information on named individuals may be restricted in accordance with the Data Protection Act.
It is the policy of the West Glamorgan Archive Service not to disclose the identities of depositors.
Compiled by Andrew Dulley, West Glamorgan Archive Service.
Other Finding Aids
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Conditions Governing Use
Normal copyright regulations apply
Usual copyright regulations apply.
All records have been retained
Accruals are not expected.