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Glamorgan Archives
Penarth town council

Reference code(s): GB 0214 P46

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Penarth Town Council

Short Title: Penarth town council

Creation date(s): 1869-2011

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.36 cubic metres (34 volumes, 1 plan, 1 paper, 3 photocopies, 56 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Penarth Town Council


Administrative/Biographical history: The Town Council was created in 1974, taking over some of the more localised functions of Penarth Urban District Council which was dissolved at that time (the UDC's other functions passing to Vale of Glamorgan District Council). Some of the records in this collection predate Penarth UDC's creation in 1894 and are in effect 'civil parish' records created by the ecclesiastical parish vestry.


Scope and content/abstract: Penarth Town Council: signed minutes and agenda papers, 1974-2010; and records of Penarth parish comprising assistant overseers rate books, 1869-1891; gas rate books, 1870-1873; street lighting rate books, 1871-1876; sanitary rate book, 1875; copy of tithe plan and apportionment, 1847 [copied 1980]; notice of gas rate, 1873.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged by deposit

Conditions governing access: Items containing information on named individuals may be restricted in accordance with the Data Protection Act and Glamorgan Archives policy.

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply

Finding aids: A full version of the catalogue can be searched online at


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records offered have been accepted and listed

Accruals: Accruals are possible

Archival history: All pre-1974 records were previously held by Penarth Urban District Council.

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Penarth Urban District Council and Penarth Town Council.


Existence and location of originals: Original of tithe plan and apportionment held by the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth.


Archivist's note: Compiled by David Morris and amended by Annabel Wickham 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: August 2005

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