Reference code(s): GB 0214 HBD
Held at: Glamorgan Archives
Title: Dinas Powis District Highway Board records
Short Title: Dinas Powis District Highway Board, records
Creation date(s): 1855-1896
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 0.08 cubic metres
Name of creator(s): Dinas Powis 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. They were established under Act of Parliament in 1851, although difficulties in implementing the act meant they were not put into operation until 1855. Dinas Powis District Highway Board was established under the supervision of the County Roads Board, which had itself been set up in 1844 to take control of turnpike trusts. Each District possessed a surveyor appointed by the County Roads Board. 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. The Dinas Powis District covered a similar area to the Dinas Powis Petty Sessional Division.
Scope and content/abstract: Minute books of Dinas Powis Highway Board, 1855-1895; general ledgers, 1889-1895; cash books, 1887-1889, surveyors ledger, 1887-1889; surveyors cash book, 1889-1892; receipts and payments account book, 1889-1893; contracts book, 1894-1895; certificates of contract, 1893-1894; outgoing letter book, 1894-1896; incoming letter books, 1888-1896; and Acts of Parliament, 1854.
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
Conditions governing access: No restrictions
Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Record Office conditions apply
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 Record Office 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