Loughor Parish Council Records

Scope and Content

Records relating to Loughor Parish Council, 1810-1930, including Loughor Parish Council minutes, 1920-1930; Gowerton Parish Council minutes, 1925-1930; Gowerton and Loughor Joint Burial Committee minutes, 1925-1930; tithe plan, 1839; vestry minute books, 1863-1894; Overseers' accounts, 1810-1880.

Administrative / Biographical History

The parish of Loughor, in Glamorgan, now in Swansea, consisted of two divisions, the north-western portion of the parish, which was Loughor Borough, and the remainder, which was known as Loughor parish, and later became known as the parish of Gowerton. Civil parish councils were established by the Local Government Act 1894, taking over responsibilities from parish vestry meetings. The records can include minute books, financial statements, correspondence, copies of planning applications, and rate lists. Community councils replaced parish councils under the local government reorganization in 1974.


Arranged into the following: Tithe plan; Parish Council minutes; Gowerton Parish Council minutes; Gowerton and Loughor Joint Burial Committee; Vestry meeting minute book; Overseers' account book; Vestry minute book; Accounts of the Overseer of the Poor.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

It is the policy of the West Glamorgan Archive Service to withhold the names of depositors.


Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Loughor Parish, catalogue.

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 deposited at West Glamorgan Archive Service have been retained.5


Accruals are not expected

Related Material

Further records relating to Loughor parish are West Glamorgan Archive Service, P/112/CW/108-125.

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