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Glamorgan Archives
Maesteg Urban District Council records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 UDM

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Maesteg Urban District Council records

Short Title: Maesteg Urban District Council records

Creation date(s): 1859-1974

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 1.7 cubic metres (143 volumes, 16 files, 32 tin boxes and 22 bundles)

Name of creator(s): Maesteg Urban District Council


Administrative/Biographical history: Maesteg Urban District Council (Glamorgan) was formed in 1894, following the Local Government England and Wales Act. It took over the functions of Maesteg (Cwmdu) Local Board of Health. The Council's area of responsibility was the parishes of Cwmdu and Higher Llangynwyd. The surveyor's department accunmulated earlier planning applications and bye-laws. The Urban District Council ceased to exist on 31 March 1974, and was merged with the Urban Districts of Bridgend, Porthcawl, Ogmore and Garw and Penybont Rural District to form Ogwr (later Bridgend) Borough Council (1974-1996).


Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Maesteg Urban District Council, 1859-1974, includes: council and committee minutes, 1897-1974; public health inspector and medical officer of health, annual reports, 1966-1967; and surveyors department, planning applications and bye-laws, 1859-1945, cemetery records, 1919-1972.


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 Glamorgan Archives policy.

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.

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


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 Maesteg Urban District Council and its successors.


Related material: Related records are: Glamorgan Record Office, LBCW, Cwmdu (Maesteg) Local Board of Health; UDM, Bridgend Urban District Council; UDOG, Ogmore and Garw Urban District Council; RDPB, Penybont Rural District Council; UDPC, Porthcawl Urban District Council; and DCOG, Ogwr Borough Council.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The archive contains some earlier materials accumulated by the Council.

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 the Maesteg Urban 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

Local government | Wales | Maesteg (Bridgend)
Maesteg (Wales) | Urban District Council | Archives

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