Reference code(s): GB 0214 PSCAELO
Held at: Glamorgan Archives
Title: Caerphilly Lower Petty Sessional Division records
Short Title: Caerphilly Lower Petty Sessional Division records
Creation date(s): 1872-1981
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 1.38 cubic metres
Name of creator(s): Caerphilly Lower Court of Petty Sessions
Administrative/Biographical history: Petty Sessions divisions were based on groups of parishes known as hundreds. The court sat at several of the larger towns in the division. The courtroom was often located in a police station and so the courts were also known as police courts. As well as dealing with minor cases and committing cases to higher courts, they also dealt with the licensing of public houses. Petty Sessions also recorded the final step in the process of the adoption of children. Caerphilly Hundred was covered by two Divisions, Caerphilly Higher and Lower. The Lower Division included Bargoed and Caerphilly.
Scope and content/abstract: Court registers (Caerphilly), 1892-1968; court registers (Bargoed), 1915-1968; court registers (Caerphilly and Bargoed), 1968-1974; court registers, 1975-1981; juvenile court registers, 1933-1968; minute books, 1874-1947; letter books, 1911-1922; registers of licences, 1872-1934; register of habitual drunkards, 1903; certificates of conscientious objection to Vaccination Act 1898, 1898-1903; registers of clubs, 1903-1962; club returns, 1934-1938; adoption registers, 1927-1959; and music and dancing licences register, 1915-1947.
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
Conditions governing access: Items containing information on named individuals maybe restricted in accordance with Data Protection. Written permission is required before the archives can be consulted.
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 possible
Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited at the Glamorgan Record Office by the Clerk of the Justices, 1947-1990
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