Reference code(s): GB 0214 CORAB
Held at: Glamorgan Archives
Title: Aberdare Coroner's records
Short Title: Aberdare Coroner's records
Creation date(s): 1973-1983
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 1.32 cubic metres
Name of creator(s): Aberdare Coroner
Administrative/Biographical history: It has been the duty of coroners since 1194 to investigate the circumstances of unnatural, sudden, or suspicious deaths, and deaths in prison. They later acquired other functions. From 1752 to 1860, coroners were required to file their inquests at the County Quarter Sessions. Until 1926 all inquests were held before a jury.
Scope and content/abstract: Post mortem reports and inquests, 1973-1983
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
Conditions governing access: Items containing information on named individuals may be restricted in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. 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 catallogue can be searched online at http://calmview.cardiff.gov.uk/calmview/
Accruals: Accruals are expected
Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited at the Glamorgan Archives by the Aberdare Coroner's office, 1986.
Archivist's note: Compiled by David Morris for the ANW project. The following sources were used for compilation: Glamorgan Archives finding aids; Coroners Inquests Research Guide The National Archive web site(www.catalogue.nationalarchives.gov.uk)viewed 16 May 2005
Rules or conventions: Description follows Archives Network Wales guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition; AACR2 and LCSH.
Date(s) of descriptions: May 2005