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Ceredigion Archives
Llanddewi Aber-arth Parish Council and Community Council Records

Reference code(s): GB 0212 LLANDDEWI ABERARTH P.C.

Held at: Ceredigion Archives

Title: Llanddewi Aber-arth Parish Council and Community Council Records

Short Title: Llanddewi Aber-arth Parish Council and Community Council Records

Creation date(s): 1856-1987 (accumulated 1894-1987)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: Information to be supplied

Name of creator(s): Llanddewi Aber-arth Parish Council; Llanddewi Aber-arth Community Council;


Administrative/Biographical history: Civil parish records derive from the parish councils that were established by the Local Government Act 1894. The records contain mainly minute books, financial statements, correspondence, copies of planning applications, and rate lists. Community councils replaced parish councils under the local government reorganization in 1974. Llanddewi Aber-arth is a parish in Cardiganshire, now Ceredigion. Following the reorganisation of local government in Cardiganshire on the 1st of April 1987 Llanddewi Aber-arth Community Council was amalgamated with Llanbadarn Trefeglwys to form Dyffryn Arth Community Council. The Parish Council accumulated some papers relating to Aberaeron Poor Law Union.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Llanddewi Aber-arth Parish and Community Council, 1856-1987, including minute books, 1909-1987; receipt and payment books, 1946-1987; financial statements, 1963-1983; precept upon Ceredigion District Council, 1980-1987; poor rate books, 1856-1925; highway rate books, 1876-1881; rate account books for the general and special rates, 1940-1943; counterfoil demand notes for general rates, 1940-1944; rate receipt check books, 1895-1927; collecting and deposit books, 1895-1907; rate collectors' monthly statements, 1900-1924; valuation lists, 1869-1896; supplemental valuation lists, 1892-1904; notices of amendment to valuation lists, 1887-1905; overseers' records, 1856-1900; records relating to the Aberaeron Poor Law Union, 1884-1908; and miscellaneous, 1905-1941.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into three groups: Groups One and Two consist of a minute book; poor rate books; highway rate books; rate account books; counterfoil demand notes for general rates; rate receipt check books; collecting and deposit books; cash account book; collectors' monthly statements; valuation lists; supplemental valuation lists; notices of ammendment to valuation list; overseers' records; records relating to the Aberaeron Union; and miscellaneous. Group Three consists of minute books; receipt and payment books; and financial statements.

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: engwel


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

Accruals: Accruals are possible

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Messrs. Lloyd, Herbert and Jones, 1974, the Clerk of Llanddewi Aber-arth Community Council, Aberaeron, Dyfed, per the National Library of Wales, 1986, and the Clerk of the Dyffryn Arth Community Council, Llanon, 1994.


Related material: Related records are Ceredigion Archives, Llanbadarn Trefeglwys Parish and Community Councils' Records and Dyffryn Arth Community Council Records. Further records relating to Aberaeron Poor Law Union are Ceredigion Archives, CBG Cardiganshire Board of Guardians.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. Includes Poor Law Union records pre-dating the establishment of the Parish Council.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: Ceredigion Archives online catalogue (, Llanddewi Parish and Community Councils' Records, viewed 5 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

Llanddewi Aber-arth (Wales). | Community Council | Records and correspondence
Llanddewi Aber-arth (Wales). | Parish Council | Records and correspondence
Parish councils (Local government) | Wales | Llanddewi Aber-arth
Poor laws | Wales | Aberaeron

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Llanddewi Aber-arth (Wales) | Community Council
Llanddewi Aber-arth (Wales) | Parish Council

Cardiganshire (Wales)
Dyfed (Wales)
Llanddewi Aber-arth (Wales)

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