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Glamorgan Archives
Cardiff Borough/City police records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 D275

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Cardiff Borough/City police records

Short Title: Cardiff Borough/City police records

Creation date(s): 1893-1899; 1908-1910

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.002 cubic metres (2 volumes)

Name of creator(s): Cardiff Borough/City police


Administrative/Biographical history: General Orders were issued by the Chief Constable to police stations. The orders cover procedures for police officers for occasions such as Royal Visits, local events and sporting fixtures as wellas for the more routine duties such as inspections of officers and parades. The orders also inform officers of any changes made to the law and procedures for dealing with various offences.


Scope and content/abstract: Cardiff Borough/City police records comprising of general order books


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: Handlist available at the Glamorgan Record Office


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

Accruals: Accruals are possible

Archival history: The volumes originated at the Chief Station of Cardiff Borough/City Police. However, the records were found in the offices of the South Wales Echo newspaper in 2004. An article on the volumes subsequently appeared in the newspaper and a copy is stored with the records.

Immediate source of acquisition: deposited by the South Wales Echo, 2004


Existence and location of originals: The general orders seem to be duplicates of those held in the Cardiff Borough/City Police collection

Related material: See DCONC (Cardiff Borough/City Police collection)


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: March 2006


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