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Ceredigion Archives
Police and Magistrates Records for Cardiganshire

Reference code(s): GB 0212 POL, T/MAG

Held at: Ceredigion Archives

Title: Police and Magistrates Records for Cardiganshire

Short Title: Police and Magistrates Records for Cardiganshire

Creation date(s): 1810-1983

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: to be added

Name of creator(s): Dyfed-Powys Police Authority; Cardiganshire Licensing Compensation Fund


Administrative/Biographical history: Dyfed-Powys Police was created in 1968 following the amalgamation of the Carmarthenshire and Cardiganshire Constabulary, the Mid-Wales Constabulary and the Pembrokeshire police. Magistrates (justices of the peace) have, in addition to criminal law, civil jurisdiction, including family law, care proceedings, the licensing of public houses, off licenses and betting and gaming establishments.


Scope and content/abstract: Dyfed-Powys Police Authority records: correspondence regarding police property and tenancy, 1810-1983; constables' information and notebooks; 1934-1952; crime records, 1939-1957; animal welfare records, 1908-1957; general administration, procedural notes, memoranda etc., 1913-1947; special wartime procedures, 1939-1948; and statutory rules and orders and other government communications, 1920-1945 and Public General Acts, 1885-1901; and Cardiganshire licensing Compensation Fund records: accounts ledger 1956-1974; financial statements, 1929-1973; certified accounts, 1965 and 1974; Home Office circulars 1953-1974; bank books, 1925-1973; Cambrian News invoices, 1952-1953; Compensation Committee minutes, 1952-1973; off-licence applications, 1927-1961; County [licensing] Committee minutes, 1938-1973; Magistrates Courts' Committee minutes, 1952-1974; General Council of Magistrates' Courts Committee correspondence, 1969-1974; magistrates training correspondence, 1972-1974; Petty Sessional Divisions [Cardiganshire] correspondence, 1956-1974; Justices' Clerk's Offices Lampeter and Cardigan correspondence, 1968-1974; and miscellaneous financial papers, 1971-1972.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: police records; and magistrates records.

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: Police records deposited by the Clerk to the Dyfed-Powys Police Authority, Swyddfa'r Sir, Aberystwyth in June, 1975; the magistrate records were transferred to Cardiganshire Record Office from Carmarthenshire Record Office by the County Archivist in September 1991.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. Includes earlier records inerited by the Dyfed Powys Police from its predecessor bodies.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Ceredigion Archives online catalogue (,Police and Magistrates Records (POL,T/MAG) (viewed 17 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.

Animal welfare | Wales | Ceredigion
Ceredigion (Wales). | Licensing Compensation Fund | Archives
Dyfed-Powys Police Authority | Archives
Great Britain. | Court of Petty Sessions (Cardiganshire) | Records and correspondence
Justice Clerk Office of Cardigan | Records and correspondence
Justice Clerk Office of Lampeter | Records and correspondence
Licence system | Wales | Ceredigion

Personal names

Corporate names
Cardiganshire Licensing Compensation Fund
Dyfed-Powys Police Authority
Great Britain | Court of Petty Sessions (Cardiganshire)
Justices’ Clerk’s Offices (Cardigan, (Wales))
Justices’ Clerk’s Offices (Lampeter, Wales)

Cardigan (Wales)
Cardiganshire (Wales)
Dyfed (Wales)
Lampeter (Wales)
Powys (Wales)

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