Reference code(s): GB 0214 CORMT
Held at: Glamorgan Archives
Title: Merthyr Tydfil coroner records
Short Title: Merthyr Tydfil coroner records
Creation date(s): 1959-1986
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 2.58 cubic metres (56 boxes, 6 volumes, and 4 items)
Name of creator(s): Merthyr Tydfil Coroners` Office
Administrative/Biographical history: It has been the duty of coroners since 1194 in England to investigate the circumstances of unnatural, sudden, or suspicious deaths, and deaths in prison. The system was extended to Wales in 1536. From 1752 to 1860, coroners were required to file their inquests at the Quarter Sessions. Until 1926 all inquests were held before a jury. The Merthyr Tydfil division existed up until 1974, for post 1974 records for this area, see CORME (Coroner for Mid Glamorgan East district) 1974-1992.
Scope and content/abstract: Records of Inquests Jan 1959-Sep 1974, Coroners Correspondence 1964-1976, Miscellaneous papers 1949-1977, Registers of death referred to the coroner 1965-1986
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
Conditions governing access: Items containing information on named individuals may be restricted in accordance with Data Protection. Written permission is required before the archives can be consulted.
Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply
Finding aids: A full version of the catalogue can be searched online at http://calmview.cardiff.gov.uk/calmview/
Accruals: Accruals are expected
Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited at the Glamorgan Record Office by the Merthyr Tydfil/Mid Glamorgan East Coroners` Office and by a private individual, 1975-1992
Archivist's note: Compiled by David Morris for the ANW project. The following source was used for compilation: Glamorgan Record Office finding aids. Revised by L Elmer for Glamorgan Archives.
Rules or conventions: Description follows Archives Network Wales guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition; AACR2 and LCSH.
Date(s) of descriptions: May 2005, Feb 2013