Reference code(s): GB 0214 PSNEW
Held at: Glamorgan Archives
Title: Newcastle and Ogmore Petty Sessional Division records
Short Title: Newcastle and Ogmore Petty Sessional Division records
Creation date(s): 1829-1986
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 2.1 cubic metres (321 volumes, 1 booklet, and 1 bundle)
Name of creator(s): Newcastle and Ogmore 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. In Glamorgan, the Newcastle and Ogmore Division had courts at Bridgend and Maesteg.
Scope and content/abstract: Minutes books, 1836-1859; court registers, 1832-1921; court registers (Bridgend), 1921-1970; court registers (Maesteg), 1921-1970; juvenile court registers, 1933-1983; justices oath book (Newcastle division), 1901-1910; register of warrants, 1919-1921; register of process, 1924-1948; register of victualling houses, 1866-1867; register of licences, 1872-1883; list of habitual drunkards, 1903-1912; examination of paupers (settlement), 1829-1843; certificates of conviction, 1880; court registers (Bridgend and Maesteg), 1970-1983; registers of licences, 1959-1962; magistates year book, 1986; matrimonial court register, 1969-1970; court register for non-payment of fines, 1936-1950
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: Deposited at the Glamorgan Record Office by the Clerk to 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