Reference code(s): GB 0214 UDMT
Held at: Glamorgan Archives
Title: Merthyr Tydfil Urban District Council records
Short Title: Merthyr Tydfil Urban District Council records
Creation date(s): 1895-1903
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 0.03 cubic metres (3 volumes)
Name of creator(s): Merthyr Tydfil Urban District Council
Administrative/Biographical history: Merthyr Tydfil Urban District Council (Glamorgan) was formed in 1894, following the Local Government England and Wales Act 1894. Three councillors were elected for each of the six wards (Cyfarthfa, Dowlais, Town, Penydarren, Plymouth, and Merthyr Vale). The council took over the functions of the Merthyr Tydfil Board of Health, in particular responsibility for public health, housing highways and bridges, as well as the taking over the functions of Merthyr and Dowlais Burial Boards. In 1902, the provision of elementary education was transferred to the council from the School Board. The District Council was replaced by Merthyr Tydfil Municipal Borough Council in 1903.
Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Merthyr Tydfil Urban District Council, 1895-1903: council minutes, 1895-1896; and committee minutes, 1895-1903.
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement: Arranged by date and type.
Conditions governing access: No restrictions.
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.
Finding aids: A full version of the catalogue can be searched online at http://calmview.cardiff.gov.uk/calmview/
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records which meet the Glamorgan Record Office collection policy have been retained.
Accruals: Accruals are not expected.
Immediate source of acquisition: Transferred by the Merthyr Tydfil Urban District Council at various intervals.
Related material: Further records are: Glamorgan Record Office, ESB70, Merthyr Tydfil School Board; LBMT, Merthyr Tydfil Board of Health; UM, Merthyr Tydfil Poor Law Union; BMT, Merthyr Tydfil Municipal Borough, and Merthyr Tydfil County Borough; and M, Mid Glamorgan County Council.
Note: Title supplied from contents of the 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 Merthyr Tydfil 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