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Glamorgan Archives
Penarth Urban District Council records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 UDPE

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Penarth Urban District Council records

Short Title: Penarth Urban District Council records

Creation date(s): 1898-1974

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 3.36 cubic metres (367 volumes, 1 file, 1 paper, 1 box, 1 roll and 6 binders)

Name of creator(s): Penarth Urban District Council


Administrative/Biographical history: Penarth Urban District Council (Glamorgan) was formed in 1894, following the Local Government England and Wales Act 1894. It took over the functions of Penarth Local Board of Health. The Councils area of responsibility was the parishes of Penarth, Cogan and Llandough juxta Penarth, Glamorgan. The Urban District Council ceased to exist on 31 March 1974, and was merged with the Borough of Barry, Borough of Cowbridge, Porthcawl Urban District Council, part of Cardiff Rural District Council, and Cowbridge Rural District Council, to form the Vale of Glamorgan District Council. The Vale of Glamorgan District Council became a unitary authority the Vale of Glamorgan Council in 1996.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Penarth Urban District Council, 1898-1974, including: minutes of council and committee meetings, 1898-1974; deed registers, 1876-1974; building regulation plans, 1877-1969; general accounts, 1899-1969; housing ledgers, 1921-1936; salaries and superannuation registers, 1941-1969; and rating and valuation books, 1900-1952.


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 Glamorgan Archives policy.

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 the Penarth Urban District Council at various dates.


Related material: Glamorgan Archives, LBFE, Penarth Local Board of Health; BB, Borough of Barry; RDCOW, Cowbridge Rural District Council; UDP, Porthcawl Urban District Council; DCVG, Vale of Glamorgan 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 Penarth Urban District Council; Riden, Philip, Records Sources for Local History (London, 1987); Stephens, W.B., Sources for English Local History, (Cambridge, 1981).

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 | Vale of Glamorgan
Penarth (Wales). | Urban District Council | Archives

Personal names

Corporate names
Penarth (Wales) | Urban District Council

Cogan (Wales)
Llandough (Penarth, Wales)
Penarth (Wales)

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