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Glamorgan Archives
Porthcawl Urban District Council records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 UDPC

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Porthcawl Urban District Council records

Short Title: Porthcawl Urban District Council records

Creation date(s): 1895-1974

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 4.7 cubic metres (382 volumes, 40 files, 2 bundles, 1 plan, and 20 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Porthcawl Urban District Council


Administrative/Biographical history: Porthcawl Urban District Council (Glamorgan) was formed in 1894, following the Local Government England and Wales Act 1894. It took over the functions of Porthcawl Local Board of Health. The Council's area of responsibility was the parish of Newton Nottage; among other activities, it managed the public cemetery at Pyle Road, Nottage. The Urban District Council ceased to exist on 31 March 1974, and was merged with the Urban Districts of Bridgend, Maesteg, and Ogmore and Garw, and Penybont Rural District to form Ogwr Borough Council.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Porthcawl Urban District Council, 1895-1974, includes: meetings of council and committees, 1895-1974; council minutes, 1972-1974; finance committee, treasurers's reports, 1958-1974; public health committee reports, 1930-1968; papers relating to the public cemetery, 1934-1974; papers relating to the clerk's department, 1911-1974; papers relating to the engineer and surveyor's department, 1887-1957; and papers relating to the treasurer's department, 1914-1974.


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 Porthcawl Urban District Council and it's successors.


Related material: Related material is Glamorgan Archives, LBOG, Porthcawl Local Board of Health; UDBR, Bridgend Urban District Council; UDM, Maesteg Urban District Council; RDPB, Penybont Rural District Council; and DCOG, Ogwr Borough 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 Porthcawl Urban District Council; Riden, Philip, Records Sources for Local History, (London, 1987). Revised by M Wilcox for Glamorgan Archives.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: October 2003, July 2011, October 2012

Local government | Wales | Bridgend
Porthcawl (Wales). | Urban District Council | Archives

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