Reference code(s): GB 0214 PSMHI & CAEHI
Held at: Glamorgan Archives
Title: Miskin Higher and Caerphilly Higher Petty Sessional Division records
Short Title: Miskin Higher and Caerphilly Higher Petty Sessional Division records
Creation date(s): 1893-1964
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 0.18 cubic metres
Name of creator(s): Miskin Higher and Caerphilly Higher Courts 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. In Glamorgan, Miskin was divided into a Higher and Lower Division, as was neighbouring Caerphilly.
Scope and content/abstract: Court summary book, 1893-1914; licensing book, 1941-1956; and minutes books, 1961-1964.
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/
Accruals: Accruals are possible
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