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Glamorgan Archives
Baker, E. R. of the South Wales Police papers

Reference code(s): GB 0214 DXDG

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Baker, E. R. of the South Wales Police papers

Short Title: Baker, E. R. of the South Wales Police papers

Creation date(s): 1826-1962

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.08 cubic metres (2 boxes).

Name of creator(s): Glamorgan Constabulary

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: The origins of modern policing in Glamorgan date from 1836 when borough police forces were set up in Cardiff, Neath and Swansea under the Municipal Corporations Act 1835. In 1841 a decision was taken to establish a new police force to cover the whole of the county, called 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.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Police miscellanea, 1830-1930; Cardiff Borough records, 1830-1897; Cowbridge Borough records, 1838-1926; Neath Borough byelaws and Acts of Parliament, 1835-1926; copies of Dunraven Estate plans, 1778; plans of Merthyr Mawr, [c1775] (copies); plans relating to public houses, 1920-1927; plan of the port and town of Cardiff, 1870; plan of Merthyr Tydfil (copy), 1836; Petty Sessions and licensing records, [c1826]-1928; miscellaneous newspapers 1817-1914; colliery plans, 1920-[1940s]; plan and schedule of Glamorgan County Agricultural Executive Committee districts, 1948; and miscellaneous papers, 1831-1930.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Record office conditions apply

Finding aids: A full version of the catallogue can be searched online at http://calmview.cardiff.gov.uk/calmview/

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: The records and other material relating to the Constabulary were collected by a former Deputy Chief Constable of the South Wales Police before deposit in the Glamorgan Record Office.

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited at the Glamorgan Record Office by a private individual, 1954-c1963

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Further records of the Glamorgan Constabulary are Glamorgan Record Office, DCON; DCONMT and DCONC.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

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 `Police Records' leaflet (http://www.glamro.gov.uk), viewed 9/8/04.

Rules or conventions: Description follows Archives Network Wales guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition; AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: August 2004


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Licence system | Wales | Glamorgan
Police | Wales | Glamorgan

Personal names

Corporate names
Glamorgan Constabulary

Places
Glamorgan (Wales)

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