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Glamorgan Archives
Cardiff Burial Board records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 BUBC

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Cardiff Burial Board records

Short Title: Cardiff Burial Board records

Creation date(s): 1859-1951

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.60 cubic metres (54 vols)

Name of creator(s): Cardiff Burial Board


Administrative/Biographical history: The Cardiff Burial Board was set up in about 1859, by Cardiff Borough Council, Glamorgan, (which constituted the board and initially held meetings at the close of the main council meetings). The exact status of the board in relation to the Council is unclear, but by 1879, it had effectively become a council committee, and minutes of its meetings are held in the main series of council minutes. The Burial Board purchased land for a cemetery at Roath, Glamorgan, at that time outside the town boundaries, and the cemetery opened in 1859. It also operated Cathays cemetery.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Cardiff Burial Board, 1859-1951: burial registers for Cathays cemetery, 1859-1951; registers of grants of deeds for grave spaces, 1924-1947; cash books, 1885-1935 (incomplete); ministers' fee book, 1903-1906; committee expenditure book, 1919-1925; wages books, 1887-1922; register of mortgages, 1859-1860. Note that the minute books are not held in this collection.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions. Some of 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 Record Office conditions apply

Finding aids: A hard copy of this catalogue is available at the Glamorgan Record Office.


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: Information to be supplied.


Existence and location of originals: The burial registers are duplicates of original registers held by Cardiff County Council Bereavement Services.

Related material: Further records are Glamorgan Record Office, DX 218, Cardiff Cemeteries Department, printed regulations; DXD, Cardiff burial ground, grant of grave space, 1878, and masons' bills; DXEX 3,6, burial plot certificates, 1863 and 1891; DBAP 15/41-43, certificates of right of burial, 1902-1910; BC, Cardiff Borough/County Borough Council, printed set of minutes from 1879, contain minutes of Burial Board Committee. Complete series of burial registers for all Cardiff cemeteries are held by Cardiff County Council Bereavement Services, Thornhill Road, Llanishen, Cardiff CF14 5UA.


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 Cardiff 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

Burial | Wales | Cardiff
Cardiff Burial Board | Archives
Cemeteries | Wales | Cardiff

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Cardiff Burial Board
Cathays Cemetery

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