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Glamorgan Archives
Glamorgan Constabulary, plans

Reference code(s): GB 0214 DCON/P

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Glamorgan Constabulary Plans

Short Title: Glamorgan Constabulary, plans

Creation date(s): 1899-1964

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 50 plans, 2 photocopies

Name of creator(s): Glamorgan Constabulary


Administrative/Biographical history: In 1841, a new police force was established to cover the whole of the county opf Glamorgan, called the Glamorgan Constabulary. Initially the force was divided into four districts for administrative purposes; Merthyr, Newbridge, Ogmore and Swansea. In 1911, following a major restructuring, eight police divisions were established, each with its own divisional headquarters. Minor alterations were periodically made to this structure. In particular, the Neath Division was added in 1947, when the Neath Borough police force was disbanded and became part of the Glamorgan Constabulary. The borough forces and the Glamorgan Constabulary continued side by side until the establishment of the South Wales Police Authority in 1969. The Constabulary was involved in operating Air Raid Precautions during the Second World War.


Scope and content/abstract: Plans of local police stations and cottages in the Glamorgan Area, 1899-1964; Ordnance Survey maps, [c. 1940]-[c. 1960], including plan of Glamorgan showing Air Raid Precautions report centres, 1939; and plans of the re-development of Swansea, 1947.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Plans of police stations and police cottages have been arranged alphabetically; Ordnance Survey plans have been arranged by scale of map and edition.

Conditions governing access: Access to some police records is restricted as many of them contain confidential information. Written permission is required before these can be consulted. Researchers should complete the relevant form on permission to access closed records.

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Record Office conditions apply.

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


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by the South Wales Police Authority at various dates.


Related material: Related units of description held at the Glamorgan Record Office: DCON, Glamorgan Constabulary; DCONMT, Merthyr Tydfil Borough Police; DCONS, Swansea Borough Police Force; DCONN, Neath Borough Police Force; and DCONC, Cardiff Borough Police Force. Additional information about the police can be found in the records of the Quarter Sessions, County Council and Borough Councils, because of the involvement of local authorities in the administration of the police force.


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 for the Glamorgan Constabulary Plans; Baker, E. R., 'The beginnings of the Glamorgan County Police', Glamorgan Historian vol. 2, (Barry, 1965); Hunt, Walter, W., To Guard My People: An Account of the Origin and History of the Swansea Police, (Swansea, 1957); Jones, David J. V., Crime and Policing in the 20th Century: the South Wales Experience, (Cardiff, 1996).

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: December 2003

Glamorgan (Wales) | Maps
Glamorgan Constabulary | Records and correspondence
Police stations | Wales | Glamorgan | Designs and plans
Police | Wales | Glamorgan

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Glamorgan Constabulary
Great Britain | Air Raid Precautions Dept. | Glamorgan County Area

Caerphilly (Wales)
Cardiff (Wales)
Glamorgan (Wales)
Merthyr Tydfil (Wales)
Rhondda Cynon Taff (Wales)
Swansea (Wales)
Vale of Glamorgan (Wales)

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