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Glamorgan Archives
Ystradyfodwg Local Board of Health

Reference code(s): GB 0214 LBY

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Ystradyfodwg Local Board of Health

Short Title: Ystradyfodwg Local Board of Health

Creation date(s): 1877-1905

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.5 cubic metres (70 items)

Name of creator(s): Ystradyfodwg Local Board of Health; Ystradyfodwg Urban District Council; Rhondda Urban District Council


Administrative/Biographical history: Ystradyfodwg Local Board of Health (Glamorgan) was created in 1877, from the Pontypridd Rural Sanitary District. It succeeded the Ystradyfodwg Parochial [Sanitary] Committee, a committee of the Pontypridd Rural Sanitary Authority which had been set up in 1872, to exercise within the parish of Ystradyfodwg all the powers of the Rural Sanitary Authority. The Local Board covered a slightly wider area than the Parochial [Sanitary] Committee, including not only the parish of Ystradyfodwg, but also parts of the parishes of Llanwonno and Llantrisant. It included all the towns and villages of the Rhondda Valleys: Blaenrhondda, Treherbert, Treorchy, Ystrad, Llwynypia, Tonypandy, Trealaw, Porth, Trehafod, Ynyshir, Tylorstown, Ferndale and Maerdy. In 1883, the Ysradyfodwg Local Board joined a Joint Sewerage Board with the Pontypridd Local Board, to implement a sewerage scheme for the whole of the Rhondda Valleys and the Pontypridd area. It was succeeded in 1895, by Ystradyfodwg Urban District Council. The minutes book used to record the meetings of committees of the Local Board continued in use as the committee minute book of the new Urban District Council until 1900, and the newscuttings book continued in use until 1905.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Ystradyfodwg Local Board of Health, 1877-1905, including: minutes, 1877-1900 (includes committee minutes for Ystradyfodwg Urban District Council, 1895-1900); ledgers and other accounting records, 1880-1894; letter books, 1877-1895 (incomplete); registers of owners, 1879 and 1889; newscuttings books, 1892-1905; and reports, agreements, correspondence and other papers relating to sewerage, water supply and scavenging, 1878-1894.


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. No items unfit for production.

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


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history: The records were inherited by Ystradyfodwg (later Rhondda) Urban District Council in 1895.

Immediate source of acquisition: The records were deposited by Rhondda Urban District Council in 1949. A further deposit was made by Cardiff Rural District Council in 1965.


Related material: Related material in the Glamorgan Archives: BUBY, Records of Ystradyfodwg Burial Board; UPP 124-128, Records of the Pontypridd Board of Guardians acting as the Rural Sanitary Authority (in particular UPP 126, minutes of the Ystradyfodwg Parochial [Sanitary] Committee); UDR, Records of Ystradyfodwg (later Rhondda) 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 records added by successor bodies.

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 records of Ystrandyfodwg 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); 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

Health boards | Wales | Pontypridd
Local government | Wales | Rhondda Cynon Taff
Public health | Wales | Glamorgan
Rhondda (Wales). | Urban District Council | Archives
Ystradyfodwg (Wales). | Local Board of Health | Records and correspondence

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Ystradyfodwg (Wales) | Local Board of Health
Ystradyfodwg (Wales) | Urban District Council

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