Dyfed County Council Records

Scope and Content

Materials from the County Secretary, 1873-1996, including a photocopy of the Hanes Dyffryn Gwendraeth (1873); Culture services department, 1993, 1995; Dyfed business directory, 1985, 1995; 'Operation Snowstorm' materials, 1982; Dyfed County fire brigade materials, 1948-1991; Industrial Development service, 1983; Land Valuation Panel of the Dyfed Valuation Board minutes of Carmarthenshire, 1949-1976, and Dyfed, 1976-1985; Dyfed County Planning (later Planning, Property and Technical Services) 1982, 1985-1994, including land surveys, 1988-1994; Dyfed structure plan, 1975-1990; economic statistics, 1989-1992; agricultural statistics, 1985-1989; Personnel manpower statements, 1991; plans from the Architect's Department, 1891-1984; Chief Executive, [c.1890s]-1989, including Mr. G. R. Peregrine books, 1965-1978, and minutes of the Society of Clerks of the Peace, 1939-1971, and Dyfed County Council, Coat of Arms [c. 1890s]. Also 'Councillors' deposits', 1973-1985; Registration service, 1982-[1992]; Carmarthen Record Office, 1974-2000, including Dyfed Mansion's slides, 1978; incomplete quarterly newsletters, 1981-1996; Dyfed Archive Service publications, 1984-1990; annual reports, 1977-1979, 1983; County Information Office, 1974-ongoing; Social Services personal case files, 1954-1986; Arthur Street Children's Home, Ammanford, records, 1977-1982; administrative papers relating to residential homes of Plas Newydd, Burry Port, [1890]-1986, and Tegfan Old People's Home, Ammanford, 1973-1986; Treasury's reports, 1974-1996; Police Authority deeds and correspondence, 1885-1986; annual reports, 1974-1984; manpower statistics, 1983-1986, Off Beat (Dyfed-Powys Police newspaper), nos 16-52, 1982-2000; Local Acts of Parliament, 1763-1918; and other Acts of Parliament, 1758-1814.

Administrative / Biographical History

Dyfed was the former county of southwest Wales, created in 1974, covering the earlier counties of Carmarthenshire, Cardiganshire and Pembrokeshire. The County Council inherited some records and documents from its predecessor bodies, and printed material, including Acts of Parliament relating to the area. In 1996 it was abolished, and the area was divided between the unitary authorities of Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, and Pembrokeshire. Some later material has been added to series in the Dyfed County Council collection post-dating its abolition.


Arranged into the following: architect's department; chief executive; Councillors' deposits; economic development; 'Operation Snowstorm'; fire brigade; industrial development; county information officer; land valuation panel; personnel and management services; planning; record office; social services; treasurer; police; registration service

Access Information

The minutes of the Society of Clerks of the Peace, marked private and confidential, and Social Services personal case files: some are closed; Arthur Street Children's Home, Ammanford records: no access until 2050; administrative papers relating to residential homes (Plas Newydd, Burry Port and Tegfan Old People's Home, Ammanford): no access until 2020; Police Authority deeds and correspondence: closed for 5 years from date of deposit.


Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Carmarthenshire Archives Service, Dyfed County Council records.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Carmarthenshire Archive Service.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Carmarthenshire Archive Service have been retained


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