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Ceredigion Archives
Aberystwyth Borough Council Records

Reference code(s): GB 0212 ABM

Held at: Ceredigion Archives

Title: Aberystwyth Borough Council Records

Short Title: Aberystwyth Borough Council Records

Creation date(s): 1835-1974

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: Information to be supplied

Name of creator(s): Aberystwyth Borough Council


Administrative/Biographical history: The medieval borough of Aberystwyth became the Borough Council in 1894; it was the local authority controlling the major public services in the area. After the re-organization of local Government in 1974, Aberystwyth Town Council was formed. From the middle of the 18th century onwards, the town had grown with the lead ore trade; works on the harbour were a major responsibility of the council.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Aberystwyth Borough Council, Cardiganshire, 1835-1974, including minutes of the council, 1847-1954; minutes of committees, 1876-1974; maps and plans, 1864-1972; reports of the medical officer of health to the borough of Aberystwyth, 1886-1972; plans of Aberystwyth Harbour, 1835-1853; roll of honorary freemen, 1912-1964; records of Councillors and Council Officers, 1882-1956; and cancelled leases and counterparts, 1883-1970.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Council and Committee minutes; Secretary's Department; maps and plans; and health, harbour and honorary freemen.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Ceredigion Archives. The catalogue is available online.

Detailed catalogue

Language codes: eng


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are possible

Archival history: Some reports of the medical officer of health to the borough of Aberystwyth came from the Town Hall in 1996.

Immediate source of acquisition: Information to be supplied


Related material: Further papers are Ceredigion Archives, CSC/HPW.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of the description: Ceredigion Archives online catalogue (, Ceredigion Archives, Aberystwyth Borough Council Records; Aberystwyth Town Council website (, viewed 6 November 2003; Lewis, W. J., Born on a Perilous Rock, Aberystwyth Past and Present (Aberystwyth, 1980); Historical Manuscripts Commission website (, viewed 20 November 2003.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2 and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: November 2003

Aberystwyth (Wales). | Borough Council | Records and correspondence
Aberystwyth Harbour | Designs and plans
Harbours | Wales | Aberystwyth
Public health | Wales | Aberystwyth

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Aberystwyth (Wales) | Borough Council

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