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Glamorgan Archives
Pontypridd Urban District Council, records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 UDPP

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Pontypridd Urban District Council records

Short Title: Pontypridd Urban District Council, records

Creation date(s): 1790-1974

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 5.52 cubic metres (736 volumes, 53 bundles, 51 files, 5 papers, 38 booklets, 3 rolls, and 47 photographs [various extent

Name of creator(s): Pontypridd Urban District Council


Administrative/Biographical history: Pontypridd Urban District Council (Glamorgan) was formed in 1894, following the Local Government England and Wales Act 1894. It took over the functions of Pontypridd Local Board of Health. The Council's area of responsibility was the parish of Pontypridd, Glamorgan. The Urban District Council ceased to exist on 31 March 1974, and was merged with part of the Caerphilly Urban District and the Rural Districts of Llantrisant and Llantwit Fardre and part of Cowbridge to form Taff Ely District Council. Taff Ely District Council and Cynon Valley District Council were amalgamated in 1996 to form the unitary authority Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Pontypridd Urban District Council, 1895-1974, including: council and committee minutes, 1895-1974; reports of officers, 1903-1974; clerk's correspondence papers, 1874-1952; contracts and bonds, 1935-1941, 1945; applications for loans, 1925-1947; bye-laws, 1874-1939; sealed orders, 1965-1966; defence regulations, [20th century]; acts of parliament, 1790-1932; minutes of evidence for Rhondda UDC (Tramways) Act 1910 and Pontypridd UDC Act 1929; petition for incorporation as borough, 1954; papers relating to Taf Fechan Water Board orders, 1958-1962; bills of quantity for community centre at Hawthorn, 1972; accounts, ledgers, registers and invoice books relating to the treasurer's department, 1874-1974; papers relating to the Education Committee, 1900-1948; and photographs relating to the surveyor's department, 1900-1948.


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: The records remained in the custody of the depositor until transferred to Glamorgan Archives.

Immediate source of acquisition: Transferred by the Pontypridd Urban District Council at various dates; also some items transferred by Pontypridd Historical Centre.


Related material: Related material includes Glamorgan Record Office, LBPP, Pontypridd Local Board of Health; UDCAE, Caerphilly Urban District Council; RDLL, Llantrisant and Llantwit Fardre Rural District Council; RDC, Cardiff Rural District Council; and RDCOW, Cowbridge Rural 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 Pontypridd 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 | Rhondda Cynon Taff
Pontypridd (Wales). | Urban District Council | Archives

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