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Glamorgan Archives
Borough of Barry records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 BB

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Borough of Barry records

Short Title: Borough of Barry records

Creation date(s): 1875-1974

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 8.7 cubic metres (c. 670 items)

Name of creator(s): Barry and Codoxton Local Board; Barry Urban District Council; Barry Borough Council


Administrative/Biographical history: Barry (Glamorgan), was incorporated as a Municipal Borough by royal charter in September 1939. The Borough was the successor to Barry and Cadoxton Local Board (1888-1894) and Barry Urban District Council (1894-1939). The area covered by the borough comprised Barry, Cadoxton-juxta-Barry, Merthyr Dyfan and parts of Penmark, Porthkerry and Sully. In 1974, it was abolished and its functions taken over by the Vale of Glamorgan District Council and South Glamorgan County Council.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Barry Borough Council, 1894-1974, including minutes of the borough council and committees, and of its predecessors, 1894-1974; clerk's filing, letter books, education filing, letter books, and accounts, 1903-1945; private street works plans, 1875-1914; and abstract of accounts, 1899-1967.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged by type and date.

Conditions governing access: Most of the records are open. However, some of the records contain material of a sensitive nature relating to named individuals. These records are closed to the public for 100 years, at the discretion of the Glamorgan Archivist. Some of the records are kept in an outside store - one week's notice is required in order to consult them.

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.

Physical characteristics: Good condition

Finding aids: A full version of the catallogue can be searched online at


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records which meet the collection policy of the Glamorgan Record Office. Series of clerk's filing and letter books have been sampled.

Accruals: Accrurals are not expected.

Archival history: Transferred by the Barry and Codoxton Local Board, Barry Urban District Council and Barry Borough Council at various dates.

Immediate source of acquisition:


Related material: Related material in the Glamorgan Archives: LBB, Barry Local Board; UC, Cardiff Union; BUB, Barry Burial Board; GCPH 35, 36, reports of the Medical Officer of Health, 1892-1910, 1940-1964; and DAW, personal papers of Stanley S. Awbrey, 1927-1941.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. Some street works plans pre-date the establishment of Local Board.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Hayden Burns for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Glamorgan Archives, Catalogue of records for the Borough of Barry; 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

Barry (Wales) | Politics and government
Barry (Wales). | Borough Council | Archives
Local government | Wales | Barry

Personal names

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Barry (Wales) | Borough Council
Barry (Wales) | Urban District Council
Barry and Cadoxton (Wales) | Local Board of Health

Barry (Wales)

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