Reference code(s): GB 0214 HBP
Held at: Glamorgan Archives
Title: Pontypridd District Highway Board records
Short Title: Pontypridd District Highway Board records
Creation date(s): 1866-1895
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 0.02 cubic metres (5 volumes)
Name of creator(s): Pontypridd 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 an Act of Parliament 1851, although difficulties in implementing the act meant they were not put into operation until 1855. Highways boards managed public highways which were neither turnpike roads nor in the care of Local Boards of Health. Pontypridd 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 Pontypridd District of Glamorgan was based mainly upon the Pontypridd Petty Sessional Division.
Scope and content/abstract: Minutes books, 1866-1895
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
Conditions governing access: No restrictions
Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Archives 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: May 2005