Reference code(s): GB 0214 CORC
Held at: Glamorgan Archives
Title: Cardiff Coroner's records
Short Title: Cardiff Coroner's records
Creation date(s): 1951-1977
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 2.64 cubic metres
Name of creator(s): The Cardiff Coroner
Administrative/Biographical history: It has been the duty of coroners in England since 1194 to investigate the circumstances of unnatural, sudden, or suspicious deaths, and deaths in prison. The function was extended to Wales after union with England in 1536 and 1543 but very few records survive from this period. From 1752 to 1860, coroners were required to file their inquests at the Quarter Sessions. Until 1926 all inquests were held before a jury.
Scope and content/abstract: Registers of deaths, 1954-1972; records of inquests, 1951-1972
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
Conditions governing access: Items containing information on named individuals maybe restricted in accordance with Data Protection. Written permission is required before the archives can be consulted.
Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Record Office conditions apply
Finding aids: A handlist is available at the Glamorgan Record Office
Accruals: Accruals are expected
Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited at the Glamorgan Record Office by the Cardiff Coroner's office, 1961-1988
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: Description follows Archives Network Wales guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition; AACR2 and LCSH.
Date(s) of descriptions: May 2005