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Pembrokeshire Record Office
Preseli District Council, records

Reference code(s): GB 0213 PRD

Held at: Pembrokeshire Record Office

Title: Preseli District Council Records

Short Title: Preseli District Council, records

Creation date(s): 1912-1996

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: Information to be supplied

Name of creator(s): Preseli District Council


Administrative/Biographical history: The Local Government Act 1894 established urban and rural district councils, including Cemaes Rural District Council (also spelled Cemais), Haverfordwest Rural District Council, and Fishguard and Goodwick Urban District Council, Pembrokeshire. Urban and Rural District Councils were abolished in 1974, and Preseli District Council was established, responsible for local administration, including local planning, housing, environmental health, cemeteries and leisure services. The District Councils were replaced by unitary authorities in 1996. The Super Cinema, Haverfordwest, became later known as the County Theatre; it became the responsibility of Preseli District Council, and was demolished in 1980.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Preseli District Council, Pembrokeshire, 1912-1996; community review reports, 1976-1979; registers of electors, 1949-1993; blueprints and plans of the County Theatre, 1934-1978; press cuttings, 1974-1985; handbooks, 1974-1986; visitors' books, 1967-1996; photographs, 1991-1996; biographies of councillors, 1974-1996; minutes, 1973-1993; deeds and documents, 1912-1996; and records of Preseli District Council, Treasurer's Department, 1974-1996.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: community reviews; miscellaneous; registers of electors; blueprints and plans of the County Theatre; press cuttings; handbooks, etc.; visitors' books; miscellanea; photographs; biographies of Preseli Pembrokeshire District councillors; reports; minutes of the Council; deeds and documents; and records of Preseli District Council Treasurers Department.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

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


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: Some records were assembled from deposited Community Council records in September 1982.

Immediate source of acquisition: Parts received from Robin Sheldrake of Preseli District Council, April 1981, and part deposited by Carol Hughes on behalf of Huw Miller, Head of Legal and Committee Services, Pembrokeshire County Council, in October 2002.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. Some records pre-date the existence of Preseli District Council.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Pembrokeshire Record Office, Pembrokeshire District Council catalogue.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2005

Local government | Wales | Pembrokeshire
Preseli (Wales). District Council | Archives
Theatres | Wales | Pembrokeshire

Personal names

Corporate names
County Theatre (Haverfordwest, Wales)
Preseli (Wales) | District Council

Haverfordwest (Wales)
Pembrokeshire (Wales)
Preseli (Wales : district)

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