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Glamorgan Archives
East Glamorgan/South Glamorgan Coroners' records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 CORE

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: East Glamorgan/South Glamorgan Coroners' records

Short Title: East Glamorgan/South Glamorgan Coroners' records

Creation date(s): 1956-1991

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 3.72 cubic metres

Name of creator(s): East Glamorgan/South Glamorgan Coroners' Office

CONTEXT

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 system was extended to Wales under the Act of Union 1536 and 1543. From 1752 to 1860, coroners were required to file their inquests at the Quarter Sessions. Until 1926 all inquests were held before a jury.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Coroners' records including registers of deaths and notices of deaths, 1956-1991.

ACCESS AND USE

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. Detailed list pending.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Accruals: Accruals are expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited at the Glamorgan Record Office by the Coroners' Office

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

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


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
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

Places
Glamorgan (Wales)

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