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Ceredigion Archives
Cardiganshire Board of Guardians, Lampeter Union, Records

Reference code(s): GB 0212 CBG, CBG/LP (Lampeter)

Held at: Ceredigion Archives

Title: Cardiganshire Board of Guardians, Lampeter Union, Records

Short Title: Cardiganshire Board of Guardians, Lampeter Union, Records

Creation date(s): 1837-1949

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: Information to be supplied

Name of creator(s): Lampeter Poor Law Union, Board of Guardians


Administrative/Biographical history: Lampeter Poor Law Union was formed in 1837, overseen by a Board of Guardians representing the 13 constituent parishes in southern Cardiganshire and northern Carmarthenshire. The Union workhouse was built in Lampeter. In the 1930s, the Board passed its responsibilities to Cardiganshire County Council.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Lampeter Union, Cardiganshire, 1837-1949, including minute books, 1837-1930; general ledgers, 1837-1930; parochial ledgers, 1848-1927; cash books, 1900-1930; master's reports, 1877-1938; master's day books, 1885-1934; admission and discharge books, 1877-1943; ledgers, 1887-1933; day books, 1895-1938; provisions accounts, 1918-1949; medical relief books, 1881-1930; medical officer's books, 1931-1948; visitors books, 1899-1935; application and report books, 1876-1935; outdoor relief lists, 1877-1938; relief order books, 1876-1931; relieving officers' books, 1875-1936; in-door relief lists, 1881-1928; treasurer's books, 1840-1930; accounts, 1852-1868; correspondence, 1914-1925; and returns of births registered and vaccination register, 1871-1916.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: minute books; ledgers; cash books; master's reports and journals; admission and discharge books; miscellaneous; material relating to relief; treasurer's books; miscellaneous; and additional.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply. (Medical officer's books(examination of casuals), 1931-1948 are not to be produced. Lunatics (order for detention), persons of unsound mind detained in the institution, register of mechanical restraint, visiting committee book are not to be produced)

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 not expected

Archival history: A series of Cardiganshire Boards of Guardians records was transferred to the Cardiganshire Record Office from the National Library Wales in 1984 as part of ACC.543.

Immediate source of acquisition: Information to be supplied


Related material: Further records relating to Lampeter Union Ceredigion Archives, CBG/JEL. Further records are Cardiganshire Board of Guardians, Additional-Miscellaneous, CBG/PW.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. Includes some later records post-dating the transfer of functions from the Board of Guardians to Cardiganshire County Council.

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, Lampeter Union Records, The Workhouse website (, viewed 3 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

Lampeter Poor Law Union. | Board of Guardians | Records and correspondence
Mental health | Wales | Lampeter
Poor laws | Wales | Lampeter

Personal names

Corporate names
Lampeter Poor Law Union | Board of Guardians

Lampeter (Wales)

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