Reference code(s): GB 0214 LBCW
Held at: Glamorgan Archives
Title: Cwmdu Local Board of Health
Short Title: Cwmdu Local Board of Health, records
Creation date(s): 1858-1896
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 0.12 cubic metres (19 vols)
Name of creator(s): Cwmdu Local Board of Health; Maesteg Local Board of Health; Maesteg Urban District Council
Administrative/Biographical history: Cwmdu Local Board of Health was established in 1858. It covered all of the hamlet of Cwmdu (or Cwm-du) in the parish of Llangynwyd (Glamorgan), and included Blaencaerau, Blaenllynfi, Nantyffyllon, and Llangynwyd village, as well as the town of Maesteg. Its name was changed to Maesteg Local Board of Health in 1879, and it was succeeded by Maesteg Urban District Council in 1895. The minutes book used to record the meetings of the Local Board of Health continued in use as the minutes book of the new Urban District Council.
Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Cwmdu Local Board of Health and Maesteg Local Board of Health: minutes, ledgers and accounts books pertaining to the Cwmdu and Maesteg Local Board of Health; minutes, 1858-1896, including Maesteg UDC minutes, 1895-1896; surveyors' reports, 1892-1896, including reports to Maesteg UDC, 1895-1896; ledgers, 1868-1894; account book, 1878-1892; and letter books, 1882-1892.
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement: Arranged by year and type.
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.
Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the Glamorgan Record Office.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained.
Accruals: Accruals are not expected.
Archival history: The records were inherited by the Maesteg Urban District Council in 1895.
Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Maesteg Urban District Council in 1952.
Related material: Further records in the Glamorgan Record Office are: BUBLLA, Records of the Llangynwyd Burial Board; UDM, Records of Maesteg Urban District Council; and DX 444/5-6, Maesteg Local Board, byelaws, 1885.
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 Cwmdu Local Board of Health; Riden, Philip, Records Sources for Local History, (London, 1987); Hey, David, The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History, (Oxford, 1996).
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH.
Date(s) of descriptions: October 2003