Neath Hundred Petty Sessions

Scope and Content

Court registers 1933-73; Minute books 1937-1969; Adoptions records 1930-1948; Licensing records 1903-62; Financial records 1955-1958

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.

Acquisition Information

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

A hard copy catalogue at item level is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service, and an online version is on the West Glamorgan Archive Service website.

Conditions Governing Use

Normal copyright regulations apply

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained


Accruals are not expected.

Related Material

See also the records of Aberavon Petty Sessions (P/S A), Aberavon/Port Talbot Borough Petty Sessions (P/S PT) and Neath Borough Petty Sessions (P/S NBo) at the West Glamorgan Archive Service.