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Glamorgan Archives
Turnpike Trusts records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 DTP

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Turnpike Trusts records

Short Title: Turnpike Trusts records

Creation date(s): 1820-1831

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (3 parchments, 1 paper)

Name of creator(s): Cowbridge Turnpike District; Cardiff Turnpike District


Administrative/Biographical history: Turnpiking of stretches of highway from 1663 until the 1840s was an attempt to place the cost of the upkeep and improvement of roads on the user rather than on the local inhabitant. In the 18th century the levying of tolls on roads became common practice and trusts were established by Acts of Parliament. However, the practice of turnpiking was not popular and the tollgate became a public annoyance as transport networks developed and grew over the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The turnpikes of South Wales were abolished in 1844 and the roads were handed over to country road boards.


Scope and content/abstract: Turnpike Trusts records comprising of assignment of deeds for Cowbridge turnpike disrict, 1820-1823; notice to Cardiff turnpike district, 1831; transfer of deed poll for Cowbridge turnpike district, 1821


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

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


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Public Record Office, Kew



Archivist's note: Compiled by Annabel Wickham for the ANW Project; Sources used: Glamorgan Record Office finding aids; L. Munby, Short Guides to Records 1-24, (Historical Association, 1994)

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

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2006

Turnpike roads | Wales | Cardiff
Turnpike roads | Wales | Vale of Glamorgan

Personal names

Corporate names
Cardiff Turnpike District
Cowbridge Turnpike District

Cardiff (Wales)
Cowbridge (Wales)

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