National Park Records

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Records of the Brecon Beacons National Park, 1951-1992, including Carmarthenshire Park Planning Committee minutes 1970-1973; reports and plans 1951-1992; volumes of Ordnance Survey maps 1954-1966.

Administrative / Biographical History

In Wales, three National Parks were created during the 1950s, the Pembrokeshire Coast, Snowdonia and the Brecon Beacons. In 1957, the Brecon Beacons were designated as a National Park. The Brecon Beacons are full of wildlife habitats. Its size comprises 1344 square kilometres and the public paths are 2000 kilometres long. The cave Ogof Ffynnon Ddu has over 56 kilometres of discovered passageways. The local farmers care for the Park and more than a quarter of the land is either leased or owned by companies or public bodies. One of the aims of the National Park Authority which consists of a member's committee is to conserve historic features. The park's administrative headquarter is in Brecon.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following: Brecon Beacons National Park records; Carmarthenshire Park Planning Committee; Ordnance Survey maps.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Open

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Archivist's Note

Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used to compile this description: Powys County Archives Service, National Park; Powys Archives website (archives.powys.gov.uk), viewed 4 March 2005; Brecon Beacons National Park. Official Guide (Brecon Beacons National Park Authority).

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained