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Glamorgan Archives
Llandaff Burial Board records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 BUBL

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Llandaff Burial Board records

Short Title: Llandaff Burial Board records

Creation date(s): 1859-1922

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.02 cubic metres (5 vols)

Name of creator(s): Llandaff Burial Board; Llandaff Parish Council, Burial Board Committee


Administrative/Biographical history: Llandaff Burial Board (Glamorgan) was set up by the Llandaff parish vestry, Glamorgan, in 1859, and purchased three pieces of land adjacent to Llandaff cathedral graveyard for a new cemetery, which opened in 1860. The Burial Board was reconstituted in June 1882 as the Llandaff District Burial Board. In 1895, the powers of the Burial Board were transferred to the Burial Board Committee of Llandaff Parish Council. Llandaff Parish Council came to an end in 1922, when Llandaff was absorbed into the County Borough of Cardiff, and the County Borough became responsible for Llandaff cemetery.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Llandaff Burial Board, 1859-1922, including minutes, 1859-1922; and receipts and payments book, 1884-1897.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged in chronological order.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.

Finding aids: A full version of the catalogue 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:


Related material: Further records are Glamorgan Archives, BUBC/1/4, Cathays Cemetery burial registers relating to Llandaff and non-parishioners, 1875-1922; BUBC/1/5, Cathays Cemetery burial registers relating to the City Extension; BC, Minutes of Cardiff County Borough Council; and DHOW/2-14, Memorial inscription survey carried out by Howell's School, Llandaff, [c. 1984]. Burial registers for Llandaff Cemetery are held by Cardiff County Council Bereavement Services, Thornhill Road, Llanishen, Cardiff CF4 5UA.

Publication note: Webb, Janet, Victorian Graves, Llandaff Cathedral: a documentation (Howell's School, Cardiff, 1984) used records in the collection, and includes an index to memorial inscriptions of the section of the cemetery provided by the Burial Board, 1860-1923.


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 Llandaff Burial Board; 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

Burial | Wales | Llandaff
Llandaff Burial Board | Archives
Local government | Wales | Cardiff

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Llandaff (Wales) | Parish Council
Llandaff Burial Board

Llandaff (Wales)

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