Margam Parish Records

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Records of Margam parish, 1799-1891, including accounts, 1799-1867; rate books, 1887-1891.

Administrative / Biographical History

During late Middle Ages the parish became increasingly important as a unit of civil administration. From the 16th century unpaid parish officers were responsible for keeping the peace, repairing roads and assisting the poor, by means of a rate levied on the inhabitants of the parish. Civil parish councils were established by the Local Government Act 1894, taking over responsibilities from parish vestry meetings. The parish of Margam was in the county of Glamorgan, until local government reorganisation in 1974, when it became part of West Glamorgan.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following: Highway Surveyor's account book; Churchwarden's rate book; Overseers' accounts; rate assessment.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

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

Note

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

Accruals

Accruals are not expected

Geographical Names