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Glamorgan Archives
Aberdare Burial Board records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 BUBA

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Aberdare Burial Board records

Short Title: Aberdare Burial Board records

Creation date(s): 1857-1903

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.02 cubic metres (3 vols)

Name of creator(s): Aberdare Burial Board


Administrative/Biographical history: The Aberdare Burial Board (Glamorgan) was set up in 1857, by the Aberdare parish vestry, Glamorgan, under the Burial Act 1853. Land on Hirwaun Common, south of Hirwaun, was purchased for a cemetery which opened in 1860, and was extended in 1906. The Burial Board was taken over in 1903, by Aberdare Urban District Council under section 62 of the Local Government Act 1894.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Aberdare Burial Board, 1857-1903, consisting of: minutes of the Burial Board, 3 July 1857-February 1876; minutes of the Burial Board, 1 March 1876-January 1893; and minutes of the Burial Board, 2 February 1893-March 1903.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged in chronological order.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions. These records are stored in an outside repository. They should be ordered at least a week in advance of an intended visit so that they can be brought into the Record Office for consultation in the search room.

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.

Physical characteristics: Good to fair condition

Finding aids: A full version of the catallogue 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: Deposited by the Aberdare Urban District Council on 25 September 1947.


Related material: Further records held at the Glamorgan Archives: UDABC/1-2, minutes of Aberdare Urban District Council. Burial registers for Aberdare Cemetery are held by the Burial Clerk, Cemeteries Section, Exchange Buildings, Monk Street, Aberdare, CF44 7PA.


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 Archives, Catalogue of records for Aberdare Burial Board; 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; amended July 2004.

Aberdare Burial Board | Records and correspondence
Burial | Wales | Rhondda Cynon Taff

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Aberdare Burial Board

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