Reference code(s): GB 0214 P6
Held at: Glamorgan Archives
Title: Whitchurch Civil Parish Records
Short Title: Whitchurch civil parish records
Creation date(s): 1880-1973
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 0.42 cubic metres (4 bundles, 8 papers, 3 photographs, 13 parchments, 1 photocopy, 1 plan, 1 file, and 135 volumes)
Name of creator(s): Whitchurch Parish; Whitchurch Parish Council
Administrative/Biographical history: Civil parish councils were established by the Local Government Act 1894. The civil parishes took over some responsibilities previously administered by the (ecclesiastical) parish vestry. In 1974, parish councils in Wales were replaced by community councils or town councils.
Scope and content/abstract: Records of Whitchurch [Yr Eglwys Newydd] parish comprising poor and highway rate books, 1880-1883; assistant overseers rate books, 1884-1926; Parish Council letter books, 1896-1927; Parish Council clerk's petty cash book, 1913-1915; Parish Council clerk's receipt and payment book, 1895-1909; assistant overseers receipt and payment books, 1902-1927; assistant overseers valuation lists, 1892-1910; Parish Council minute books, 1895-1940, and rough minute books, 1913-1938; miscellaneous records, 1778-1973; financial records, 1909-1962; records regarding allotments, 1915-1968; records regarding burials, 1930-1943; library accounts and minutes, 1918-1943; record regarding public lighting, 1930-1942; copy of tithe plan and apportionment, c 1840 [copied 1980].
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement: Arranged by deposit
Conditions governing access: No restrictions
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 Whitchurch Parish Council and other sources, -.
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: August 2005