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Gelligaer School Board records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 ESB18

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Gelligaer School Board records

Short Title: Gelligaer School Board records

Creation date(s): 1871-1903

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.06 cubic metres (7 volumes)

Name of creator(s): Gelligaer School Board


Administrative/Biographical history: Following the Education Act 1870, School Boards were established to provide education in areas where no such provision existed. The School Boards were elected bodies, empowered to set up and maintain schools in areas where voluntary provision was inadequate, to frame bye-laws for the compulsory attendance of children aged between 5 and 13, and for setting the school leaving age. After the Education Act 1902, the School Boards passed their responsibility for elementary education to the Local Education Authorities within Glamorgan County Council.


Scope and content/abstract: Gelligaer School Board records comprising minute books, 1890-1903; ledgers, 1898-1903; minutes of managers of Pontlottyn Schools, 1871-1885


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically by record series

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Record Office conditions apply

Finding aids: A handlist is available at the Glamorgan Record Office


Accruals: Accruals are possible

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by the Director of Education, County Hall, Cardiff, 1947


Related material: ECG

Publication note: Evans, W. Gareth, Education and Female Emancipation, The Welsh Experience 1847-1914, (Cardiff, 1990)


Archivist's note: Annabel Wickham for the ANW Project

Rules or conventions: Description follows Archives Network Wales guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition; AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2006

Education | Wales | Caerphilly
Gelligaer School Board | Archives
School boards | Wales | Caerphilly

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