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Glamorgan Archives
(Pontypridd) and Llantrisant Division Elementary/Primary schools records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 ELL

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: (Pontypridd) and Llantrisant Division Elementary/Primary schools records

Short Title: (Pontypridd) and Llantrisant Division Elementary/Primary schools records

Creation date(s): 19th century-20th century

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 90 volumes, 3 photographs, 2 leaflets, 6 papers, 11 booklets, 3 files, 1 bottle and 7 coins

Name of creator(s): (Pontypridd) and Llantrisant Divisional Education Committee; Beddau Board school; Gelynog school Beddau; Ystradbarwig school Beddau; Coedely school; Cwm-lai school Tonfrefail; Evanstown school; Evantown Council school; Evanstown Cookery and Laundry Centre; Evanstown Handicraft Centre; Gilfach Goch schools; Gwaunmeisgyn school Beddau; Hendreforgan school; Llantrisant National school; Maes-y-bryn school Llantwit Fardre; Trefilltud Temporary Council school; Miskin Village Board school; Penrhiw-fer school; Pont-y-clun schools; Tonrefail school; Gellidawel school Tonrefail; Gellidawel Cookery Centre; Tonysguboriau school; Trebanog school


Administrative/Biographical history: The records of individual schools at Primary/Elementary level relates to the period which encompasses the establishment of school boards and subsequent evolutions in the development of a national education system at a local level. Before school boards were set up, all schools in receipt of a state grant were obliged to keep log books under the 1862 Revised Code of Regulations. 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 levy rates and to set up and maintain schools in areas where voluntary provision was inadequate. Therefore, some of the individual schools mentioned here may have also been board schools at some point over the period. After the Education Act 1902, the School Boards passed their responsibility for elementary education on to the local education authorities within county councils and county boroughs.


Scope and content/abstract: Pontypridd and Llantrisant Division Elementary/Primary schools records including log books and admissions registers relating to Beddau Board school, 1877-1977; Gelynog school Beddau, 1921-1923; Ystradbarwig school Beddau, 1919-1930; Coedely school, 1924-1934; Cwm-lai school Tonfrefail, 1910-1959; Evanstown school, 1895-1954; Evantown Council school, 1919-1973; Evanstown Cookery and Laundry Centre, 1920-1952; Evanstown Handicraft Centre, 1919-1927; Gilfach Goch schools, 1870-1945; Gwaunmeisgyn school Beddau, 1983; Hendreforgan school, 1916-1959; Llantrisant National school, 1863-1921; Maes-y-bryn school and Llantwit Fardre school, 1894-1982; Trefilltud Temporary Council school, 1906-1955; Miskin Village Board school, 1877-1962; Penrhiw-fer school, 1881-1949; Pont-y-clun schools, 1878-1946; Tonrefail school, 1888-1967; Gellidawel school Tonrefail, 1912-1949; Gellidawel Cookery Centre, 1912-1917; Tonysguboriau school, 1909-1922; Trebanog school, 1921-1934


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Pontypridd and Llantrisant Division Elementary/Primary schools records arranged chronologically by record series

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 of the records for Elementary/Primary schools in Pontypridd and Llantrisant division have been held and deposited by the individual schools themselves via Pontypridd and Llantrisant Divisional Education Committee

Immediate source of acquisition: (Pontypridd) and Llantrisant Divisional Education Committee


Related material: See also ECOESEC (Pontypridd, Coedylan Comprehensive records); EPPSEC (Pontypridd Intermediate/County Secondary school records); ESEC (Secondary schools records); ESB31 (Llantrisant school board records); ESB50 (Pontypridd school board records); EPP (Llantrisant and Pontypridd Elementary/Primary school records)


Archivist's note: Compiled by Annabel Wickham for the ANW Project; Sources used: 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: January 2006


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