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Glamorgan Archives
Cardiff Coroner's records

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

Archival history:

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

Coroners | Wales | East Glamorgan/South Glamorgan
East Glamorgan/South Glamorgan (Wales). | Coroner | Records and correspondence

Personal names

Corporate names
East Glamorgan/South Glamorgan (Wales) | Coroner

Cardiff (Wales)

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