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West Glamorgan Archive Service
Swansea City Council, records

Reference code(s): GB 0216 DC/S

Held at: West Glamorgan Archive Service

Title: Swansea City Council Records

Short Title: Swansea City Council, records

Creation date(s): 1975-1996

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: Information to be supplied

Name of creator(s): Swansea City Council


Administrative/Biographical history: A two-tier system was created by the Local Government Act 1972, with counties controlling major public services and districts providing services suited to a smaller scale. In West Glamorgan four districts were created, including Swansea which comprised the then City of Swansea and Gower Rural District. Swansea retained the title of city which it had gained in 1969. In 1996, district councils were abolished and unitary authorities were created, Swansea City Council becoming part of the City and County of Swansea. Each of the registers is current from 16 February each year but the qualifying date for registration is 10 October the year before.


Scope and content/abstract: Records relating to Swansea City Council, including electoral registers, 1975-1996.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged in chronological order.

Conditions governing access: 30-year-rule

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at West Glamorgan Archive Service.

Detailed catalogue


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Source not recorded.


Related material: Further records are West Glamorgan Archive Service, CC/S RE.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Swansea City Council, catalogue; Jackson, W. Eric, The Structure of Local Government in England and Wales (London: Longmans, 1949); Hey, David, Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History (Oxford, 1997); Collis, Kim, The West Glamorgan Archives Service: A Guide to the Collections (Swansea, 1998).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: September 2005

Local government | Wales | Swansea
Swansea (Wales). | City Council | Archives

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