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Glamorgan Archives
Rhondda Borough Council, records, 1974-1996

Reference code(s): GB 0214 DC/R

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Rhondda Borough Council records, 1974-1996

Short Title: Rhondda Borough Council, records, 1974-1996

Creation date(s): 1974-1996

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.6 cubic metres (82 volumes, 3 bundles, 1 binder, 12 booklets, 7 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Rhondda Borough Council


Administrative/Biographical history: Rhondda Borough Council (District Council) was the successor of Rhondda Urban District Council (1896-1955) and Rhondda Borough Council (1955-1974). In 1974, Mid Glamorgan County Council was established when the historic county of Glamorgan, was split into three new counties - South, West and Mid Glamorgan Below these new county councils was a second tier of government at the district council level. In Mid Glamorgan these consisted of Ogwr, Rhondda, Cynon Valley, Rhymney valley, Merthyr Tydfil, and Taff-Ely district councils. Their responsibilities included housing, planning and development, environmental health, recreation and amenities. In 1996, following further local government reorganisation, Rhondda Borough Council became part of the unitary authority of Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council.


Scope and content/abstract: Rhondda Borough Council, minutes 1974-1996; declarations of acceptance of office, 1991-94; registers of disclosures and general notices by members, 1977-1996; and miscellaneous material, including correspondence regarding windfarms, 1992-1993.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

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


Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Rhondda Borough Council, various dates 1974-1982


Related material: Rhondda Urban District Council (UDR); Rhondda Borough Council (BR); Mid Glamorgan County Council (MC,MD)


Archivist's note: Compiled by David Morris for the ANW project. The following source was used for compilation: Glamorgan Record Office finding aids.

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 | Rhondda Cynon Taff
Rhondda (Wales). | Borough Council | Archives

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