Preseli District Council Records

Scope and Content

Records of the Preseli District Council, Pembrokeshire, 1912-1996; community review reports, 1976-1979; registers of electors, 1949-1993; blueprints and plans of the County Theatre, 1934-1978; press cuttings, 1974-1985; handbooks, 1974-1986; visitors' books, 1967-1996; photographs, 1991-1996; biographies of councillors, 1974-1996; minutes, 1973-1993; deeds and documents, 1912-1996; and records of Preseli District Council, Treasurer's Department, 1974-1996.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Local Government Act 1894 established urban and rural district councils, including Cemaes Rural District Council (also spelled Cemais), Haverfordwest Rural District Council, and Fishguard and Goodwick Urban District Council, Pembrokeshire. Urban and Rural District Councils were abolished in 1974, and Preseli District Council was established, responsible for local administration, including local planning, housing, environmental health, cemeteries and leisure services. The District Councils were replaced by unitary authorities in 1996. The Super Cinema, Haverfordwest, became later known as the County Theatre; it became the responsibility of Preseli District Council, and was demolished in 1980.


Arranged into the following: community reviews; miscellaneous; registers of electors; blueprints and plans of the County Theatre; press cuttings; handbooks, etc.; visitors' books; miscellanea; photographs; biographies of Preseli Pembrokeshire District councillors; reports; minutes of the Council; deeds and documents; and records of Preseli District Council Treasurers Department.

Access Information

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Parts received from Robin Sheldrake of Preseli District Council, April 1981, and part deposited by Carol Hughes on behalf of Huw Miller, Head of Legal and Committee Services, Pembrokeshire County Council, in October 2002.


Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Pembrokeshire Record Office, Pembrokeshire District Council catalogue.

Other Finding Aids

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

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained

Custodial History

Some records were assembled from deposited Community Council records in September 1982.


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