Reference code(s): GB 0214 PSD
Held at: Glamorgan Archives
Title: Dinas Powis Petty Sessional Division records
Short Title: Dinas Powis Petty Sessional Division records
Creation date(s): 1886-1974
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 1.02 cubic metres
Name of creator(s): Dinas Powis Court of Petty Sessions
Administrative/Biographical history: Petty Sessions divisions were established based on the 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. Dinas Powis Division covered the eastern part of the Vale of Glamorgan. In 1970 Dinas Powis and Cowbridge Divisions were merged and in 1974 became the Vale of Glamorgan Division.
Scope and content/abstract: Court of Petty Sessions, Dinas Powis Division, registers, 1889-1970; juvenile court registers, 1933-1970; adoption of children registers, 1927-1959; register of process, 1923-1937;register of fees and fines, 1945-1947,160-1966; Penarth minute books, 1920-1922; Barry minute books, 1920-1922; register of licences, 1926-1936, 1959-1963; adoption papers, 1927-1974; minutes of justices meetings, 1886-1974
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 detailed catalogue is available at Glamorgan Archives
Accruals: Accruals are possible
Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited at the Glamorgan Record Office by the Clerk to the Justices, 1947-2011
Related material: Glamorgan Record Office: Records of Dinas Powis and Cowbridge Petty Sessional Division (PSDPC)
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