Reference code(s): GB 0214 LBPP
Held at: Glamorgan Archives
Title: Pontypridd Local Board of Health
Short Title: Pontypridd Local Board of Health
Creation date(s): 1873-1894
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 0.08 cubic metres (19 volumes, 1 bundle, 1 manuscript)
Name of creator(s): Pontypridd Local Board of Health
Administrative/Biographical history: Pontypridd Local Board of Health (Glamorgan) was created in 1873, out of the Pontypridd Rural Sanitary District. It comprised parts of the parishes of Llanwonno (otherwise Llanwynno), Eglwysilan, Llantwit Fardre, Llantrisant and Llanfabon, and included, as well as the town of Pontypridd, Gelliwastad, Hopkinstown, Trehafod, Coedpen-maen, Trallwn, Treforest, Glyntaff and Rhydfelen; it was later extended to include Pont-sion-norton and Cilfynydd, and Hawthorn and Upper Boat. In 1883, the Pontypridd Local Board formed a Joint Sewerage Board with the Ysradyfodwg Local Board, to implement a sewerage scheme for the whole of the Rhondda Valleys and the Pontypridd area. The Local Board was succeeded, in 1895, by Pontypridd Urban District Council.
Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Pontypridd Local Board of Health, 1873-1894, including: minute book, 1873-1894; surveyors report book, 1891-1893; and report on sewerage scheme, 1880.
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement: Arranged by type and date.
Conditions governing access: No restrictions.
Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.
Physical characteristics: Most items in good condition.
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 Pontypridd Urban District Council in 1895.
Immediate source of acquisition: The records were deposited by Pontypridd Urban District Council in 1974.
Related material: Related material at Glamorgan Archives: BUBPP Records of the Pontypridd Burial Board; UPP 124-128 Records of the Pontypridd Board of Guardians acting as Rural Sanitary Authority; UDPP Records of Pontypridd Urban District Council; UDPPT 1/6 Pontypridd Local Board of Health, ledgers 1874-1895; UDPPC 150 Pontypridd Local Board of Health, bye-laws, 1874 and 1887. 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, formerly 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 Pontypridd 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