Reference code(s): GB 0214 CORN
Held at: Glamorgan Archives
Title: North Glamorgan Coroners' records
Short Title: North Glamorgan Coroners' records
Creation date(s): 1944-1974
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 2.04 cubic metres (88 boxes, 13 volumes and 16 inquests)
Name of creator(s): North Glamorgan Coroners'Office
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 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. North Glamorgan covered the following areas up to the year 1974: Rhondda Borough Aberdare UDC Caerphilly UDC (parish of Llanfabon) Gelligaer UDC Mountain Ash UDC Pontypridd UDC (north of Rhondda river)
Scope and content/abstract: Records of Inquests 1944-1960, Post mortem reports 1966-72, Registers of death 1953-196, Daily records book 1946-53, Court papers 1951, Miscellaneous papers 1947-1984.
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 possible
Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited at the Glamorgan Record Office by the Mid Glamorgan North Coroners' Office, 1968-1992
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, revised Feb 2013