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Glamorgan Archives
Borough of Cowbridge mayoral oaths

Reference code(s): GB 0214 D210

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Borough of Cowbridge mayoral oaths

Short Title: Borough of Cowbridge mayoral oaths

Creation date(s): 1894-1926

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.01 cubic metres (3 volumes)

Name of creator(s): Borough of Cowbridge


Administrative/Biographical history: The medieval borough of Cowbridge, covering the same area as Cowbridge parish, began to neglect its formal responsibilties from c 1866. On 28th September 1886, a charter of incorporation was obtained under the terms of the Municipal Corporations Act, and a new Borough Council established. In 1894, Cowbridge Rural District Council took on responsibility for sanitation, roads and rating. The Borough continued until 1974, when, under local government reorganisation, its powers were transferred to the Vale of Glamorgan Borough Council.


Scope and content/abstract: Declarations of oaths, mayors of Cowbridge, 1894-1926.


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: Good condition

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


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records offered have been accepted and listed.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by a firm of solicitors.


Related material: The main records of the council are Glamorgan Archives, Borough of Cowbridge (BCOW).


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 Archives, Schedule of Borough of Cowbridge. 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

Cowbridge (Wales) | Politics and government

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Cowbridge (Wales : Borough)

Cowbridge (Wales)

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