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Glamorgan Archives
Cowbridge Rural District Council records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 RDCOW

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Cowbridge Rural District Council records

Short Title: Cowbridge Rural District Council records

Creation date(s): 1895-1973

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.96 cubic metres

Name of creator(s): Cowbridge Rural District Council


Administrative/Biographical history: Cowbridge Rural District Council (Glamorgan) was established in 1894, replacing the Cowbridge Division of the Bridgend and Cowbridge Rural Sanitary Authority, and covering the approximate area of the old Cowbridge hundred. It held its first meeting on 1 October 1895. Initially, the Council held responsibility for sanitation, roads and rating. Housing was later added to its remit. In 1920, it became a constituent authority of the Mid Glamorgan Water Board. During both World Wars, the council also assumed responsibility for food and fuel control, reception of evacuees, and air raid precautions. A grant of arms and chains of office were provided for the Council in 1957, as the result of public subscription. Cowbridge Rural District Council was abolished in 1974, under the terms of the Local Government Act 1972. Its powers, for the majority of the area it covered, were transferred to the newly established Vale of Glamorgan Borough Council, whilst the parishes of Llanharan, Llanharry, Llanilid and Peterston-super-Montem became part of Taff Ely Borough Council.


Scope and content/abstract: Committee minutes of Cowbridge Rural District Council, 1895-1970; reports and memoranda, 1904; bye-laws, 1901; provisional orders, 1914; printed notices, 1898-1934; agreements, 1900-1946; papers of the Clerk's Department, 1904-1973; reports of the Medical Officer of Health, 1897-1969; and treasurer's department records, 1908-1944.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged by type and date.

Conditions governing access: Items containing information on named individuals may be restricted in accordance with the Data Protection Act and Record Office policy. These records are stored in an outside repository. They should be ordered at least a week in advance of an intended visit so that they can be brought into the Record Office for consultation in the search room.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: Detailed list pending. Parts of the collection are in the process of amendment and re-numbering


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Transferred by the Cowbridge Rural District Office at various intervals.


Related material: Bridgend and Cowbridge Poor Law Union (UB); Borough of Cowbridge (BCOW); Glamorgan County Council (GCC); and Vale of Glamorgan Borough Council (DCVG).


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, Cowbridge Rural District Council; 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
Local government | Wales | Cowbridge

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Cowbridge (Wales) | Rural District Council

Cowbridge (Wales)

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