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West Glamorgan Archive Service
Margam parish, records

Reference code(s): GB 0216 P 83

Held at: West Glamorgan Archive Service

Title: Margam Parish Records

Short Title: Margam parish, records

Creation date(s): 1799-1891

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (4 vols, 5 papers)

Name of creator(s): Margam Parish


Administrative/Biographical history: During late Middle Ages the parish became increasingly important as a unit of civil administration. From the 16th century unpaid parish officers were responsible for keeping the peace, repairing roads and assisting the poor, by means of a rate levied on the inhabitants of the parish. Civil parish councils were established by the Local Government Act 1894, taking over responsibilities from parish vestry meetings. The parish of Margam was in the county of Glamorgan, until local government reorganisation in 1974, when it became part of West Glamorgan.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Margam parish, 1799-1891, including accounts, 1799-1867; rate books, 1887-1891.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Highway Surveyor's account book; Churchwarden's rate book; Overseers' accounts; rate assessment.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

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

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at West Glamorgan Archive Service have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

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



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Margam Parish, catalogue.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: October 2005

Margam (Wales) | Archives
Parishes (Local government) | Wales | Margam

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