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Glamorgan Archives
Mid Glamorgan County Council, records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 MGCC

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Mid Glamorgan County Council

Short Title: Mid Glamorgan County Council, records

Creation date(s): 1973-1996

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 21.00 cubic metres (30 items)

Name of creator(s): Mid Glamorgan County Council; Glamorgan County Council


Administrative/Biographical history: Mid Glamorgan County Council was established in 1974 under the terms of the Local Government Act 1972. Its Shadow Authority came into operation in 1973. The aim of the Local Government Act 1972 was to simplify local government by creating a two tier system of county councils and district councils. The former Glamorgan County Council was divided into three new counties: West Glamorgan, South Glamorgan, and Mid Glamorgan, extending from Bridgend in the west to Rhymney Valley in the east. Mid Glamorgan covered five district councils, Ogwr (later re-named Bridgend) District Council; Taff Ely Borough Council; Cynon Valley Borough Council; Rhondda (District) Borough Council and Rhymney Valley District Council. Mid Glamorgan County Council ceased to exist with the passing of the Local Government Act 1996. This saw the county divided into four new unitary authorities: Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council; Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council; Caerphilly County Borough Council; and Bridgend County Borough Council.


Scope and content/abstract: Mid Glamorgan County Council records: minutes of meetings of the council and its committees, records of the Clerk's Department; Architect's Department; Social Services Department; Health Department; Consumer Protection Department; Education Department and Planning Department, 1974-1996; minutes of the Shadow Authority, 1973-1974; papers relating to the county coat-of-arms; papers of the County Clerk and Co-ordinator; papers of the Chairman; maps and plans; and photographs and commemorative pamphlets.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged by department and chronologically.

Conditions governing access: Items containing information on named individuals may be restricted in accordance with the Data Protection Act and Glamorgan Archives policy.

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 offered have been accepted and listed

Accruals: Accruals are possible

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Mid Glamorgan County Council and successor authorities


Related material: Further records relating to Mid Glamorgan County Council at the Glamorgan Record Office include Glamorgan County Council records (GCC), District Council records (DC/OG; DC/CV; DC/R; DC/RV; DC/VG)


Archivist's note: Compiled by David Morris for the ANW project. The following sources were used for compilation: Glamorgan record office finding aids, Glamorgan Record Office acquisition file 11/0518

Rules or conventions: Descriptions follow ANW guidelines based on ISAD (G) second edition; AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: July 2004

Local government | Wales | Caerphilly
Local government | Wales | Glamorgan
Local government | Wales | Merthyr Tydfil
Mid Glamorgan (Wales). | County Council | Archives

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