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Ceredigion Archives
Teifiside Rural District Council Records

Reference code(s): GB 0212 TER

Held at: Ceredigion Archives

Title: Teifiside Rural District Council Records

Short Title: Teifiside Rural District Council Records

Creation date(s): 1921-1974

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: To be supplied

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


Administrative/Biographical history: Teifiside Rural District Council, Cardiganshire, was created in 1934, under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1929, and comprised thirteen parishes which had previously formed Cardigan and Llandyssul Rural Districts. These were Aberporth, Bettws Evan, Brongwyn, Llandyfriog, Llandygwydd, Llandyssul, Llangoedmore, Llangranog, Llangunilo, Orllwyn Teifi, Penbryn, Troedyraur and Verwig. The council comprised councillors and a chairman, elected for three years. Rural District Councils were administered by 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, licensing of public entertainments, water supply and later housing. Teifiside Rural District Council was abolished in 1974, becoming part of Ceredigion District Council.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Clerk's department, 1921-1974, including minute books, 1934-1974, correspondence files, 1950-1973, registers of licences, 1934-1969, printed reports, 1930-1973; records of the Treasurer's department, 1929-1974, including accounts, statements, ledgers, cash books and other general financial records, 1929-1974, rating records, 1934-1973, wages records, 1935-1968, and rent collection cash books, 1946-1969; records of the Surveyor's department, 1931-1972, including planning records, 1935-1967, records of housing schemes [1947]-1959, surveys, 1970, correspondence files, 1953-1972, contracts, tenders and specifications, 1931-1953, and plans and maps, [1934x1974].


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: health; surveyor's; Clerk's department; general finance; rating; rent; and salaries.

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: The records were formerly listed as SRD/3.

Immediate source of acquisition: Parts deposited by The Chief Executive, Ceredigion District Council, 1975, transferred from the National Library of Wales, 1983, and transferred from County Hall, 1987, and the Town Hall, 1990



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. Inclusing some records of its predecessor authorities.

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 (, Teifiside Rural District Council (TER), viewed 6 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

Ceredigion (Wales) | Maps
Teifiside (Wales). | Rural District Council | Records and correspondence

Personal names

Corporate names
Teifiside (Wales) | Rural District Council

Cardigan (Wales)
Cardiganshire (Wales)
Teifiside (Wales)

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