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Pembrokeshire Record Office
Whitland Rural District Council, records

Reference code(s): GB 0213 SRD/W

Held at: Pembrokeshire Record Office

Title: Whitland Rural District Council Records

Short Title: Whitland Rural District Council, records

Creation date(s): 1898-1937

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (3 items)

Name of creator(s): Whitland Rural District Council


Administrative/Biographical history: Whitland Rural District Council, Carmarthenshire, was created under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1894. The Council comprised councillors and a chairman and inherited powers from the local sanitary authority and highway board. It became a rating authority in 1925. Rural District Councils were administered by a number of committees and by appointed officers including a Clerk, Treasurer, Sanitary Inspector, Housing Officer, Surveyor and Rating Officer. In 1935, Whitland Rural District Council was merged with Carmarthen Rural District Council.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Whitland Rural District Council, 1898-1937, comprising an election account book, council estimate and Treasurers' account.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: additional deposit; and original deposit.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Pembrokeshire Record Office.


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: Some records of Whitland RDC passed to Narberth RDC.

Immediate source of acquisition: Additional deposit from the Clerk to Narberth RDC, 1973.


Related material: Further records of Whitland Rural District Council are in Carmarthenshire Archives Service, Whitland Rural District Council Records.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. Some records post-date the merging of the Council.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Pembrokeshire Record Office, Whitland Rural District Council, catalogue; 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); Richards, Melville, Welsh Administrative and Territorial Units (Cardiff, 1969).

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2005

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