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Glamorgan Archives
Caerphilly Urban District Council records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 UDCAE

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Caerphilly Urban District Council records

Short Title: Caerphilly Urban District Council records

Creation date(s): 1893-1974

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 5.16 cubic metres

Name of creator(s): Caerphilly Urban District Council


Administrative/Biographical history: Caerphilly Urban District Council (Glamorgan) was formed in 1894, following the Local Government England and Wales Act. It took over the functions of Caerphilly Local Board of Health. The Council's area of responsibility was the parish of Llanfabon and the greater part of the parish of Eglwysilan. The Urban District Council ceased to exist on 31 March 1974. The majority was merged with Bedwas and Machen Urban District Council and Rhymney Urban District Council, and part of Gelligaer Urban District Council, to form Rhymney Valley District Council. The remainder was merged with Pontypridd Urban District Council, Llantrisant and Llantwit Fardre Rural District Council and parts of Cardiff and Cowbridge Rural District Councils to form Taff Ely District Council.


Scope and content/abstract: Council and committee minutes and reports, 1893-1974; declarations of councillors, 1895-1965; council diaries, 1908-1955; sealing registers, 1937-1965; registers of dwellings, 1938-1973; registers of notification of tuberculosis and infectious diseases, 1913-1972; building plans, 1889-1945; and accounts and rate books, 1958-1972.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged by date and type.

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.

Physical characteristics: Fair condition

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the Glamorgan Record Office.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records which meet the collection policy of the Glamorgan Record Office have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Transferred by Caerphilly Urban District Council at various dates.


Related material: Further records are Glamorgan Record Office: LBCAE, Caerphilly Local Board of Health; UDG, Gelligaer Urban District Council; DCRV, Rhymney Valley District Council; UDPP, Pontypridd Urban District Council; RDLL, Llantrisant and Llantwit Fardre Rural District Council; RDC, Cardiff Rural District Council; RDCOW, Cowbridge Rural District Council; Gwent Record Office: Bedwas and Machen Urban District Council and Rhymney Urban District Council.


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 Caerphilly Urban District Council; Riden, Philip, Records Sources for Local History, (London, 1987); Stephens, W. B., Sources for English Local History, (Cambridge, 1981); and Richards, H.P., A History of Caerphilly, (Cowbridge, 1975).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: October 2003

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