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Ceredigion Archives
Cardigan Rural District Council

Reference code(s): GB 0212 CDR

Held at: Ceredigion Archives

Title: Cardigan Rural District Council

Short Title: Cardigan Rural District Council

Creation date(s): 1923-1934

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 10 items

Name of creator(s): Cardigan Rural District Council, Cardiganshire


Administrative/Biographical history: Cardigan Rural District Council (RDC), Cardiganshire, was created under the provisions of theLocal Government Act 1894. The district comprised the parishes of Aberporth, Blaenporth, Llandygwydd, Llangoedmore, Llechryd, Mount, Tremain and Verwig. The council comprised councillors and a chairman, elected for three years. RDCs were administered by a number of committees and by appointed officers including a clerk, treasurer, medical officer of health, surveyor and sanitary inspector. They originally took over responsibility for local sanitation from the local sanitary authorities and their responsibilities included sanitary services, sewerage, refuse collection, maintaining local roads, cemeteries, parks, and licensing of public entertainments, water supply and later housing. In 1934 the rural district of Cardigan amalgamated with that of Llandysul to form the Teifiside rural district.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Cardigan Rural District Council, 1923-1934, comprising minute books, 1923-1934; letter book, 1932-1934; register of dwelling houses, 1933; council standing orders, 1932; ledgers, 1924-1934; treasurer's account book, 1932-1934; and draft valuation list, 1929.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: minute books; correspondence; register of dwelling houses; standing orders; ledgers; treasurer's account book; and valuation.

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:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by the Chief Executive, Ceredigion District Council, 1975.


Related material: Records of Teifiside Rural District Council are Ceredigion Archives, TER.


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 (, Ceredigion Rural District Council (CDR), viewed 5 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

Administrative agencies | Wales | Ceredigion
Cardigan (Wales). | Rural District Council | Archives
Local government | Wales | Ceredigion

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Cardigan (Wales) | Rural District Council

Cardigan (Wales)
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