Reference code(s): GB 0214 HBB
Held at: Glamorgan Archives
Title: Bridgend and Cowbridge District Highway Board records
Short Title: Bridgend and Cowbridge District Highway Board records
Creation date(s): 1855-1898
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 0.04 cubic metres
Name of creator(s): Bridgend and Cowbridge District Highway Board
Administrative/Biographical history: Highways Boards managed public highways which were neither turnpike roads nor in the care of Local Boards of Health. Bridgend and Cowbridge District Highway Board was established under Act of Parliament in 1851, although difficulties in implementing the Act meant it was not put into operation until 1855. Each Highways District possessed a surveyor appointed by the County Roads Board, established in 1844. Responsibility for main roads was transferred in 1889 under the Local Government Act 1888 to County Councils and County Boroughs. The Highway Districts were abolished under the Local Government Act 1894 and their powers were gradually passed to Rural Sanitary Districts.
Scope and content/abstract: Minute books of the Bridgend and Cowbridge District Highway Board, 1855-1895; letter books, 1880-1890; ledger, 1890-1895; parish ledger, 1890-1895; surveyor's wage book, 1894-1898; book of receipts and expenditure on account of highways and district roads, 1855-1889; and monthly expenditure accounts for Pyle, 1875-1889
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
Conditions governing access: No restrictions
Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply
Physical characteristics: Poor condition
Finding aids: A full version of the catalogue can be searched online at http://calmview.cardiff.gov.uk/calmview/
Accruals: Accruals are not expected
Immediate source of acquisition:
Archivist's note: Compiled by David Morris for the ANW project. The following source was used for compilation: Glamorgan Archives finding aids.
Rules or conventions: Description follows Archives Network Wales guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition; AACR2 and LCSH.
Date(s) of descriptions: April 2005