Reference code(s): GB 0214 LBBR
Held at: Glamorgan Archives
Title: Bridgend Local Board of Health
Short Title: Bridgend Local Board of Health
Creation date(s): 1848-1894
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 0.06 cubic metres (18 items)
Name of creator(s): Bridgend Local Board of Health
Administrative/Biographical history: Bridgend Local Board of Health (Glamorgan), was established in 1851, following inquiries conducted by G. T. Clark on behalf of the General Board of Health in 1849 and 1850. It covered the town of Bridgend, including most, but not all, of the lower hamlets of the parishes of Newcastle and Coity. The Local Board of Health was succeeded in 1895 by the Bridgend Urban District Council.
Scope and content/abstract: Minutes, 1851-1894; account book, 1859-1871; report of inspector, 1848-1849; report of inquiry, 1850; and general rate books, 1853-1894.
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement: Arranged by type and date.
Conditions governing access: No restrictions. These records are stored in an outside repository. They should be ordered at least a week in advance of an intended visit so that they can be brought into the Record Office for consultation in the search room.
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.
Physical characteristics: Most items in good condition. No items unfit for production.
Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the Glamorgan Record Office.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records which meet the collection policy of the Glamorgan Record Office have been retained.
Accruals: Accruals are not expected.
Archival history: The records were inherited by the Bridgend Urban District Council in 1895.
Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Bridgend Urban District Council, 1949.
Related material: Related material in the Glamorgan Record Office: UDBR, Records of Bridgend Urban District Council; DXU, Cartoons by Edward Lott relating to elections to Bridgend Local Board of Health; DRA 15/1-10, Papers re: proposed extension of boundary of Local Board of Health, 1883; DLOV 61, Byelaws of the Bridgend Local Board of Health, 1852. Associated material held in other repositories: records relating to individual local boards of health can be found among the records of the General Board of Health, the Local Government Act Office, and the Local Government Board held at The National Archives.
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.
Archivist's note: Compiled by Hayden Burns for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Glamorgan Records Office, Catalogue of records for the Bridgend Local Board of Health; Hey, David, The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History, (Oxford, 1996); Stephens, W. B., Sources for English Local History, (Cambridge, 1981).
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of descriptions: October 2003