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Ceredigion Archives
Aberaeron Urban District Council Records

Reference code(s): GB 0212 ANU

Held at: Ceredigion Archives

Title: Aberaeron Urban District Council Records

Short Title: Aberaeron Urban District Council Records

Creation date(s): 1899-1974

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: To be supplied

Name of creator(s): Aberaeron Urban District Council


Administrative/Biographical history: Aberaeron Urban District Council (UDC), Cardiganshire, was established under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1894. UDCs comprised councillors and a chairman and were elected for three years. They originally took over responsibility for local sanitation from the local sanitary authorities and their responsibilities included sanitary services, sewerage, refuse collection, housing, streets, cemeteries, libraries, parks, controls on buildings such as petrol stations, and licensing of public entertainments. UDCs were administered through a number of committees and by appointed officers including a clerk, treasurer, medical officer of health, surveyor and sanitary inspector. Aberaeron UDC was abolished in 1974.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of the clerk's department, 1899-1974, comprising minute books, 1921-1952, 1971-1974, letter books and correspondence, 1899-1951, records relating to council property, 1913, 1955-1960, and byelaws, 1908; records of the treasurer's department, 1905-1973, including financial statements, 1927-1933, ledgers, 1909-1969, account books, 1905-1971, valuation lists, [1928]-1973, and rate books, 1949-1972; surveyors' account books, 1906-1974, and plans for houses and coastal protection, 1953-1972; Public Health Department annual reports, 1970, and notices to abate nuisance, 1910.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: sanitary inspector; surveyor; clerk's department; and treasurer's department.

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 not expected

Archival history: Formerly listed as SUD/A, SUD/A/2-3 and CBG.

Immediate source of acquisition: Transferred to Cardiganshire Record Office by the Chief Executive, Ceredigion District Council, 1975-1977. Transferred from the National Library of Wales, 1986. Transferred from Aberaeron Town Hall, 1990.


Related material: Further records are National Library of Wales, Minor Deposits 694-699.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Ceredigion Archives online catalogue (, Aberaeron Urban District Council (ANU), viewed 3 November 2003; Jackson, W. Eric, The Structure of Local Government in England and Wales (London: Longmans, 1949); Hey, David, Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History (Oxford, 1997).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: November 2003

Aberaeron (Wales). | Urban District Council | Archives
Administrative agencies | Wales | Aberaeron
Local government | Wales | Aberaeron
Public health | Wales | Aberaeron
Sanitation | Wales | Aberaeron

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