ANW logo

Archives Network Wales

Search the collections:        Search help | Advanced search   | Browse by repository

Browse the indices: Combined(searchable) Personal names Corporate names Places Subjects



[New to Archives?]

[Family history]

[Admin menu]

List of repositories  |  List of collections at Glamorgan Archives  |  Repository home page  |  Contact details

Glamorgan Archives
Gelligaer Urban District Council records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 UDG

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Gelligaer Urban District Council records

Short Title: Gelligaer Urban District Council records

Creation date(s): 1910-1974

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 6.36 cubic metres

Name of creator(s): Gelligaer Urban District Council


Administrative/Biographical history: Gelligaer Urban District Council was formed in 1908, under the Local Government England and Wales Act 1894, in succession to the Gelligaer and Rhigos Rural District Council (1894-1908). The Rhigos part of the Rural District was transferred to Neath Rural District Council in 1908. The Urban District Council's area of responsibility corresponded with the civil parish of Gelligaer (Glamorgan). The Urban District Council ceased to exist on 31 March 1974. The majority was merged with Caerphilly Urban District Council, Bedwas and Machen Urban District Council and Rhymney Urban District Council to form Rhymney Valley District Council. The remainder with part of Vaynor and Penderyn Rural District Council and Merthyr Tydfil Borough Council formed Merthyr Tydfil District Council.


Scope and content/abstract: Gelligaer Urban District Council, meetings of council and committees, 1910-1974; declarations of acceptance of office, 1934-1969; sealing registers, 1952-1971; registers of local land charges, 1953-1962; clerk's newscuttings, 1909-1967; reports of clerk to various committees, 1957-1974; engineer and surveyor's department planning applications, 1903-1948; medical officer of health's registers of notifications of tuberculosis, 1913-1974, register of notification of infectious diseases, 1935-1972; treasurer's rate fund ledgers, 1915-1974, accounts ledgers, 1922-1974; and records of payments to members, 1948-1974.


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: Normal Glamorgan Record Office conditions apply.

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 the Gelligaer Urban District Council at various dates.


Related material: Caerphilly Urban District Council (UDCAE); Bedwas and Machen Urban District Council (Records held at Gwent Record Office); Rhymney Urban District Council (Records held at Gwent Record Office); Rhymney Valley District Council (DCRV); Vaynor and Penderyn Rural District Council (RDVP); Merthyr Tydfil Borough Council (BMT).


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Hayden Burns and Richard Morgan for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Glamorgan Record Office, Catalogue of records for the Gelligaer Urban District Council; Riden, Philip, Records Sources for Local History, (London, 1987); Saunders, E. John, The Gelligaer Story, (Cardiff, 1959).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: October 2003

Gelligaer (Wales). | Urban District Council | Archives
Local government | Wales | Gelligaer

Personal names

Corporate names
Gelligaer (Wales) | Urban District Council

Gelligaer (Wales)

List of repositories  |  List of collections at Glamorgan Archives  |  Repository home page  |  Contact details