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Glamorgan Archives
Miskin Lower Petty Sessional Division records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 PSMLO

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Miskin Lower Petty Sessional Division records

Short Title: Miskin Lower Petty Sessional Division records

Creation date(s): 1869-1984

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 4.38 cubic metres (473 volumes, 44 boxes, 16 files)

Name of creator(s): Miskin Lower 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. The hundred of Miskin in Glamorgan was covered by two divisions: Miskin Lower covered Pontypridd, Porth and Ystrad (Rhondda).


Scope and content/abstract: Court registers (Llantrisant), 1909-1968; court registers (Pontypridd), 1910-1968; court registers (Porth), 1902-1968; court registers (Ystrad), 1911-1968; court registers (second court), 1910-1949; court registers, 1968-1977; minutes books (Pontypridd), 1951-1953; minutes book (Porth second court), 1925-1948; minutes books (Ystrad third court), 1937-1950; record of cases committed for trial, 1903-1943; registers of juvenile court, 1933-1984; registers of juvenile court (second court), 1949-1958; registers of music and dancing, 1893-1944; registers of clubs, 1902-1926; registers of licences, 1869-1943; special sessions book, 1914-1931; adoption registers, 1927-1965; adoption orders, 1928-1943; adoption orders and papers, 1941-1965; Pontypridd court case papers, 1956-1960; and matrimonial court registers, 1977-1983.


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


Accruals: Accruals are possible

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited at the Glamorgan Record Office by the clerk to the justices, 1947-1994



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

Court records | Wales | Glamorgan
District courts | Wales | Miskin
Great Britain. | Court of Petty Sessions (Glamorgan). | Miskin Lower Division | Archives

Personal names

Corporate names
Great Britain | Court of Petty Sessions (Glamorgan). | Miskin Lower Division

Miskin (Wales)
Pontypridd (Wales)
Porth (Wales)

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