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Glamorgan Archives
Canton Local Board of Health

Reference code(s): GB 0214 LBCAN

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Canton Local Board of Health

Short Title: Canton Local Board of Health

Creation date(s): 1859-1879

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.02 cubic metres (3 vols)

Name of creator(s): Canton Local Board of Health


Administrative/Biographical history: Canton Local Board of Health was set up in 1859, and covered the hamlet of Canton in the parish of Llandaff (Glamorgan). In 1875, the boundaries of the borough of Cardiff were extended to include Canton and Roath, and Canton Local Board was amalgamated with Cardiff Local Board of Health.


Scope and content/abstract: Minutes of Canton Local Board of Health, 1859-1875; and mortgage register, 1864-1869.


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: Normal Glamorgan Record Office conditions apply.

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 custodial history of these records has not been documented, but they appear to have remained in the custody of Cardiff Borough Council.

Immediate source of acquisition: Transferred from Cardiff Central Library, 1975.


Related material: Related material in the Glamorgan Record Office: BUBL, Records of Llandaff Burial Board; BCLB, Records of the Borough of Cardiff acting as Local Board of Health. 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 (1848-1858), the Local Government Act Office (1858-1871), and the Local Government Board (1871-1894) held at the Public Record Office in London.


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 Record Office, Catalogue of records for Canton Local Board of Health; Riden, Philip, Records Sources for Local History, (London, 1987); 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

Canton (Cardiff, Wales). | Local Board of Health | Archives
Local government | Wales | Cardiff

Personal names

Corporate names
Canton (Cardiff, Wales) | Local Board of Health

Canton (Cardiff, Wales)
Llandaff (Wales)
Roath (Cardiff, Wales)

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