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Glamorgan Archives
Penybont Rural District Council records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 RDPB

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Penybont Rural District Council records

Short Title: Penybont Rural District Council records

Creation date(s): 1895-1975

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 7.2 cubic metres (451 volumes, 16 files, 3 booklets, 68 boxes, 182 cases and 1 plan)

Name of creator(s): Penybont Rural District Council


Administrative/Biographical history: Penybont Rural District Council (Glamorgan) was formed from the Bridgend Division of the Bridgend and Cowbridge Rural Sanitary Authority in Glamorgan, covering an area west of Bridgend, including the parishes of Coychurch, Kenfig, Llangynwyd, St Brides Major and others. Its powers covered: sanitation; public health; housing; hospitals; maternity and child welfare; parks and recreation grounds; public lighting; cemeteries and burial grounds; and emergency services. The council oversaw committees responsible for these activities; council staff were organised into departments, including the surveyor's, clerk's, and treasurer's departments. The Council was also a constituent authority of the Mid-Glamorgan Water Board. Penybont Rural District Council ceased to exist in 1974. Under the terms of the Local Government Act, 1972, its powers were transferred to the newly-established Ogwr Borough Council.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Penybont Rural District Council, 1895-1975, including: minutes, 1896-1974; clerk's department papers, 1928-1970; papers and plans of the surveyor's department, 1917-1974; treasurer's department records, 1895-1975; Sarn cemetery registers, 1936-1970.


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: Fair condition

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:

Immediate source of acquisition: Transferred by Penybont Rural District Council, Ogwr Borough Council and Bridgend County Borough Council at various dates up to 2010.


Related material: Related material is Glamorgan Archives, Bridgend and Cowbridge Poor Law Union (UB); Glamorgan County Council (GCC); Ogwr Borough Council (DCOG); and papers of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, UDBR/MOH.


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 Penybont Rural District Council; Riden, Philip, Records Sources for Local History, (London, 1987); Stephens, W.B., Sources for English Local History, (Cambridge, 1981). Revised by M Wilcox for Glamorgan Archives.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: October 2003

Local government | Wales | Bridgend
Penybont (Glamorgan, Wales). | Rural District Council | Archives

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Penybont (Glamorgan, Wales) | Rural District Council

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