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West Glamorgan Archive Service
Swansea, Brecon and Carmarthen Prisons, records

Reference code(s): GB 0216 DD PRO HMP

Held at: West Glamorgan Archive Service

Title: Records of Swansea, Brecon and Carmarthen Prisons

Short Title: Swansea, Brecon and Carmarthen Prisons, records

Creation date(s): 1856-1952

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 4.5 linear metres

Name of creator(s): HM Prison Service

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Swansea Prison was opened in 1861 and is now HMP Swansea. Brecon Prison closed in November 1915 while Carmarthen Prison closed in March 1922. Both Swansea and Carmarthen had male and female prisoners.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Records relating to Swansea Prison, 1856-1952, comprising nominal registers, 1884-1952, Governor's journal, 1929-1938, calendars of prisoners tried at Quarter Sessions and Assizes, 1856-1903, Visiting Committee minutes, 1912-1931, Prison rules and orders, [n. d.]; Brecon Prison nominal registers, 1879-1915, and registers of previous convictions, [1914]; Carmarthen Prison nominal registers, 1879-1922.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Swansea Prison; Brecon Prison; Carmarthen Prison.

Conditions governing access: Items under 100 years old containing information on named individuals may be restricted in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. Some items are currently unfit for production.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at West Glamorgan Archive Service.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are possible

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: It is the policy of the West Glamorgan Archive Service to withhold the names of depositors.

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Records of Swansea, Brecon and Carmarthen Prisons, 1877-1952, catalogue.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2005


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Prisons | Wales | Archives

Personal names

Corporate names
Brecon Gaol (Brecon, Wales)
HM Prison Carmarthen
HM Prison Swansea

Places
Brecon (Wales)
Carmarthen (Wales)
Swansea (Wales)

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