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