Reference code(s): GB 0214 BUBB
Held at: Glamorgan Archives
Title: Barry and Cadoxton Burial Board records
Short Title: Barry and Cadoxton Burial Board records
Creation date(s): 1887-1899
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 0.02 cubic metres (1 box)
Name of creator(s): Barry and Cadoxton Burial Board
Administrative/Biographical history: Barry and Cadoxton Burial Board (Glamorgan) was set up in 1887, jointly by the parishes of Cadoxton-juxta-Barry, Merthyr Dyfan, and Barry, Glamorgan. Land was purchased at Merthyr Dyfan for a cemetery, which was opened in November 1889. The Burial Board appears to have been taken over by Barry Urban District Council, but the date at which this happened is unclear. The last recorded meeting of the Board is 20 March 1895, but the minutes of this meeting contain no suggestion that this was the final meeting of the Board.
Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Barry and Cadoxton Burial Board, 1887-1899, includes: ledgers, [c. 1880s], 1935-1949; account books of various individuals, 1882-1959; 'Christmas Club' books, 1885-1890; account of almanacs given away, 1892; and 'The Tradesman's Ready Calculator,' 1854.
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement: Arranged in chronological order.
Conditions governing access: Items containing information on named individuals may be restricted in accordance with the Data Protection Act and Record Office policy. 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 Archives for consultation in the search room.
Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.
Physical characteristics: Most items in good condition; no restrictions on production.
Finding aids: A full version of the catallogue can be searched online at http://calmview.cardiff.gov.uk/calmview/
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained.
Accruals: Accruals are possible.
Archival history: The records appear to have been inherited by Barry Borough Council.
Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by the Town Clerk, Barry Borough Council on 10 December 1947.
Related material: Related material includes Glamorgan Archives: BB 11-18, Minutes of Barry Urban District Council as Burial Board, 1896-1906; BB 25-64, and UDB Minutes of Barry Urban District Council, Port Sanitary Authority and Burial Board, 1900-1939. Burial registers for Merthyr Dyfan cemetery are held by the local authority the Vale of Glamorgan.
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 the Barry and Cadoxton Burial Board; Riden, Philip, Records Sources for Local History (London, 1987); Hey, David, The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (Oxford, 1996); 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. Amended July 2004