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Ceredigion Archives
Cardiganshire Highways Boards Records

Reference code(s): GB 0212 HB

Held at: Ceredigion Archives

Title: Cardiganshire Highways Boards Records

Short Title: Cardiganshire Highways Boards Records

Creation date(s): 1852-1902

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: Information to be supplied

Name of creator(s): Aberaeron District Highways Board; Llandysul District Highways Board; Llanfihangel Geneur Glyn District Highways Board; Lampeter District Highways Board; Newcastle Emlyn District Highways Board; Tregaron District Highways Board


Administrative/Biographical history: Highways Boards were created by the Highways Acts of 1835 and 1862 in order to improve the quality of roads in Britain. The 1835 Act permitted the unification of parishes into districts that were responsible for maintaining highways. The later legislation allowed Justices of the Peace to divide the county into Highways districts according to their own judgement. These districts were governed by boards made up of Justices of the Peace and way-wardens from constituent parishes. The Highways Boards were abolished in 1894, when their responsibilities transferred to the Urban and Rural District Councils. Highways Board Districts in Cardiganshire included Aberaeron, Llandysul, Llanfihangel Geneu'r Glyn, Lampeter, Newcastle Emlyn (part in Carmarthenshire) and Tregaron.


Scope and content/abstract: Records relating to the Highways Boards of Cardiganshire, 1852-1902, including Aberaeron District Highways Board minutes, 1859-1895; ledgers, 1880-1902; yearly accounts, 1866-1888; financial statements, 1890-1894; Llandysul District Highways Board minutes, 1889-1894; general ledger, 1889-1895; Llanfihangel Geneu'r Glyn District Highways Board draft minute book, 1890-1894; Lampeter District Highways Board, minute books, 1852-1895; general ledger, 1889-1894; parochial ledgers, 1887-1894; cash receipt and expenditure book, 1854-1858; surveyor's parochial quarterly accounts, 1852-1889; surveyor's weekly accounts, expenditure, 1852-1865; parochial expenditure books, 1865-1889; Newcastle Emlyn District Highways Board records including minute book, 1879-1902; general ledger, 1889-1899; parochial ledger, 1889-1895; and Tregaron District Highways Board records including minute book, 1889-1894; and ledgers, 1893-1894.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Aberaeron Board; Llandysul Board; Llanfihangel Geneu'r Glyn Board; Lampeter Board; Newcastle Emlyn Board; and Tregaron Board.

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: Records of Aberaeron, Llandysul, Llanfihangel Geneu'r Glyn, Lampeter and Newcastle Emlyn District Highways Boards were deposited in National Library of Wales with Cardiganshire Board of Guardians records prior to transfer to Ceredigion Archives. Many of the other records were held by the successor District Councils, and were deposited with the District Council records.

Immediate source of acquisition: Parts deposited with records of Aberaeron Rural District Council, Teifiside Rural District Council, Tregaron Rural District Council Records, deposited by Chief Executive of Ceredigion District Council, 1975 and formerly listed as SHB/1. Further records transferred 1983 and 1986, with records of Cardiganshire Boards of Guardians from National Library of Wales.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used to compile this description: Ceredigion Archives online catalogue (, Highways Boards, viewed 12 November 2003; Powys County Archives Homepage (, viewed 12 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

Aberaeron District Highways Board | Archives
Lampeter (Wales). | District Highways Board | Records and correspondence
Llandysul (Ceredigion, Wales). | Highways Board | Records and correspondence
Roads | Wales | Ceredigion
Tregaron Highway Board | Records and correspondence

Personal names

Corporate names
Aberaeron District Highways Board
Lampeter Highways Board
Llandysul (Ceredigion, Wales) | Highways Board
Llanfihangel Geneu'r Glyn District Highway Board
Newcastle Emlyn Highway Board
Tregaron Highway Board

Aberaeron (Wales)
Cardiganshire (Wales)
Lampeter (Wales)
Llandysul (Ceredigion, Wales)
Newcastle Emlyn (Wales)
Tregaron (Wales)

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