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Pembrokeshire Record Office
Narberth Poor Law Union, records

Reference code(s): GB 0213 SPU/NA

Held at: Pembrokeshire Record Office

Title: Narberth Poor Law Union Records

Short Title: Narberth Poor Law Union, records

Creation date(s): 1837-1937

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: Information to be supplied

Name of creator(s): Narberth Poor Law Union

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Narberth Poor Law Union was formed in 1837, comprising 46 constituent parishes, in Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire. The Poor Law Union was administered by Boards of Guardians and (latterly) the Guardians Committee of the Public Assistance Committee of Pembrokeshire County Council. The Board of Guardians were elected by local landowners and rate-payers. The Union's workhouse was built 1837-1838 at Narberth Mountain, south of Narberth. After the Local Government Act 1929, unions were abolished and their duties transferred to County Councils.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Narberth Poor Law Union, 1837-1929; deeds, 1838-1840, minute books, 1837-1948; letter books, 1869-1923; report books, 1914-1934; ledgers, 1898-1931; rate books, 1910-1915; cash books, 1917-1942; relief order books, 1918-1939; and miscellaneous papers, 1845-1927.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: deeds; minute books; letter books; report books; ledgers; rate books; cash books; relief order books; and miscellaneous.

Conditions governing access: The relief order books are restricted for 100 years.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Pembrokeshire Record Office.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: The records were transferred to Pembrokeshire County Council, and were held by the Welfare Department.

Immediate source of acquisition: Transferred from the Welfare Department.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Further records are, Pembrokeshire Record Office, HDX/538.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. Some records post-date the transfer of responsibilities from the Union to the County Council.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Pembrokeshire Record Office, Narberth Poor Law Union, catalogue; Oxford University website (users.ox.ac.uk), viewed 13 May 2005.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2005


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Narberth Poor Law Union | Archives
Poor laws | Wales | Narberth
Public welfare | Wales | Pembrokeshire

Personal names

Corporate names
Narberth Poor Law Union

Places
Narberth (Wales)

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