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National Library of Wales
Cardiganshire County Roads Board, records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 CARARD

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Cardiganshire County Roads Board Records

Short Title: Cardiganshire County Roads Board, records

Creation date(s): 1770-1870

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.114 cubic metres (25 volumes)

Name of creator(s): Cardiganshire Turnpike Trust; Cardiganshire County Roads Board


Administrative/Biographical history: In 1770, Cardiganshire gentry obtained an act to establish a turnpike trust to cover the whole of the county. The trust was divided into two sections, based on Aberystwyth and Cardigan. In 1844, the Commission of Inquiry into the turnpikes in South Wales recommended that the Government replace the trusts with nominated county roads boards. The resultant Cardiganshire County Roads Board was created, again divided into the Aberystwyth and Cardigan districts.


Scope and content/abstract: Minute books of the Aberystwyth district of the Cardiganshire Turnpike Trust, 1779-1845; minutes and accounts of the Cardigan district, 1802-1844; and minutes, letters and account books of the Cardiganshire County Roads Board, 1844-1870.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Cardiganshire Turnpike Trust, Aberystwyth district; and Cardigan district; and Cardiganshire County Roads Board.

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available in the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed on-line.

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Mr Ivor Evans, MA, Aberystwyth, 1939.


Related material: Further records are in NLW, Roberts and Evans Records (uncatalogued) and Ceredigion Archives, HB.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: NLW, Schedule of Cardiganshire County Roads Board Records.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2003

Cardiganshire (Wales). | County Roads Board | Archives
Cardiganshire Turnpike Trust | Archives
Toll roads | Wales | Ceredigion

Personal names

Corporate names
Cardiganshire (Wales) | County Roads Board
Cardiganshire Turnpike Trust

Aberystwyth (Wales)
Cardigan (Wales)
Cardiganshire (Wales)

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