Reference code(s): GB 0214 LBMA
Held at: Glamorgan Archives
Title: Mountain Ash Local Board of Health
Short Title: Mountain Ash Local Board of Health
Creation date(s): 1867-1919
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 0.18 cubic metres (18 vols & 1 box)
Name of creator(s): Mountain Ash Local Board of Health; Mountain Ash Urban District Council
Administrative/Biographical history: Mountain Ash Local Board of Health, Glamorgan, was set up in 1867. It covered parts of the parishes of Llanwonno [Llanwynno], Aberdare and Llanfabon, and as well as the town of Mountain Ash, included Ynysybwl and Cwmpennar. The Local Board was succeeded in 1895 by Mountain Ash Urban District Council. The minutes book used to record the meetings of the Local Board continued in use as the minute book of the new Urban District Council.
Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Mountain Ash Local Board of Health, 1867-1919, includes: minutes, 1867-1895 (including minutes for Mountain Ash UDC Jan-Sep 1895); local acts and orders of Local Government Board relating to Mountain Ash Local Board and UDC, 1866-1909; plans of the Local Board Area, [c. 1866]-1880; bye-laws, 1888-1907; and Cardiff Corporation Waterworks, book of reference of land to be acquired, 1919.
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement: Arranged by type and date.
Conditions governing access: No restrictions.
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.
Physical characteristics: Most items in good condition. No items unfit for production.
Finding aids: A full version of the catalogue can be searched online at http://calmview.cardiff.gov.uk/calmview/
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained.
Accruals: Accruals are not expected.
Archival history: The records were inherited by Mountain Ash Urban District Council in 1895.
Immediate source of acquisition: The bulk of the records of Mountain Ash Local Board were deposited by Cynon Valley Borough Council in 1974. A small deposit was made by the Divisional Education Officer in 1947.
Related material: Related material in the Glamorgan Record Office: BUBA, Records of the Aberdare Burial Board; BUBY, Records of the Ystradyfodwg Burial Board; UDMA, Records of Mountain Ash Urban District Council. 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 National Archives, in London.
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The archive includes later material relating to the Urban District Council.
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 for the records of Mountain Ash Board of Health; Riden, Philip, Records Sources for Local History (London, 1987).
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH.
Date(s) of descriptions: October 2003