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Glamorgan Archives
Glamorgan County Council, registers of motor vehicles

Reference code(s): GB 0214 DX783

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Glamorgan County Council registers of motor vehicles

Short Title: Glamorgan County Council, registers of motor vehicles

Creation date(s): 1958-1977

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.24 cubic metres (78 volumes)

Name of creator(s): Glamorgan County Council


Administrative/Biographical history: As a result of the large increase in motor car ownership at the turn of the twentieth century, the Motor Car Act 1903 was passed in order to regulate motor vehicle use on British roads. The Act required that all motor vehicles be licenced and issued with a unique registration number. These regulatory powers were further consolidated under the Roads Act 1920. By the 1960s, it was clear that the local system of registration was inadequate in an era of mass car ownership, and a system of central registration was gradually introduced from 1965 onwards.


Scope and content/abstract: Vehicle licensing registers, 1958-1974; registers of stolen vehicles, 1975-1977; and list of registration numbers and vehicles weights, 1970-1973.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access: Information within the registers may be covered by Data Protection legislation -contact the Glamorgan Record Office

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Record Office conditions apply

Finding aids: A handlist is available at the Glamorgan Record Office


Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: Prior to their deposit at the Glamorgan Record Office, the records were in the possession of the South Wales Constabulary at the Rumney Police Station, Cardiff

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited at the Glamorgan Record Office by a Police Sergeant at the Rumney Police Station, Cardiff, 1993


Related material: The main Glamorgan County Council archive is Glamorgan Record Office, G.


Archivist's note: Compiled by David Morris for the ANW project. The following sources were used for compilation: Glamorgan Record Office finding aids; website (, viewed 16 December 2004

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

Date(s) of descriptions: December 2004

Motor vehicles | Licences | Wales | Glamorgan
Motor vehicles | Registration and transfer | Wales | Glamorgan

Personal names

Corporate names
Glamorgan (Wales) | County Council

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

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