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Glamorgan Archives
Merthyr Borough Petty Sessional Division records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 PSMBO

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Merthyr Borough Petty Sessional Division records

Short Title: Merthyr Borough Petty Sessional Division records

Creation date(s): 1895-1964

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.3 cubic metres (95 volumes)

Name of creator(s): Merthyr Borough Court of Petty Sessions

CONTEXT

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. Merthyr Borough Division of the Court of Petty Sessions covered Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Merthyr Borough Court of Petty Sessions, minute books (including licensing), 1908-1920; draft court registers, 1895-1914; court registers, 1911-1964; and juvenile court registers, 1933-1964.

ACCESS AND USE

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 Archives conditions apply

Finding aids: A full version of the catalogue can be searched online at http://calmview.cardiff.gov.uk/calmview/

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Accruals: Accruals are possible

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited at the Glamorgan Record Office by the Clerk of the Justices, 1947-1988

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

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


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Court records | Wales | Glamorgan
District courts | Wales | Merthyr Tydfil | Archives
Great Britain. | Court of Petty Sessions (Glamorgan). | Merthyr Borough Division | Archives

Personal names

Corporate names
Great Britain | Court of Petty Sessions (Glamorgan). | Merthyr Borough Division

Places
Merthyr Tydfil (Wales)

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