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West Glamorgan Archive Service
Gowerton Intermediate/County School, records

Reference code(s): GB 0216 E Gow Sec, E Gow G Sec

Held at: West Glamorgan Archive Service

Title: Gowerton Intermediate/County School Records

Short Title: Gowerton Intermediate/County School, records

Creation date(s): 1896-[1970s]

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.3 cubic metres

Name of creator(s): Gowerton Intermediate/County School


Administrative/Biographical history: Gowerton Intermediate School, Gowerton, Swansea, was established on 5 October 1896 under the Welsh Intermediate Education Act 1889. The school building on Talbot Street was opened in 1898. In 1940 the school was split in two. The original building continued as a boys' grammar school and a new Girls' Grammar School was opened on Cecil Road, Gowerton. The two merged again in 1973 as a Comprehensive School. It was located at the Talbot Street and Cecil Road campuses and Penclawdd Secondary School until 1987 when it was consolidated at Cecil Road.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Gowerton Intermediate/County School (after 1940 Gowerton Boys' Grammar School), 1896-[1970s], including Governors' minutes, 1896-1945; accounts, 1923-1939; admission registers and indexes, 1902-1963; staff registers, 1897-1946; inspection reports, 1926-1937; examination results, 1924-1968; correspondence, circulars and notes, 1926-1957; photographs of staff, pupils, sports teams, buildings and other subjects, 1910-[1970s]; ephemera relating to school plays, [c. 1934]-[c. 1950]; records relating to Gowerton Girls' Grammar Schoo, 1948-1972, including school magazines.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically into: Gowerton Intermediate/County School; Gowerton Intermediate/Grammar School, Boys; photographs and ephemera (E Gow Sec); Gowerton Intermediate/Grammar School Girls (E Gow G Sec).

Conditions governing access: Items under 100 years old containing information on named individuals may be restricted in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

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


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: No information available.

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.


Related material: Further records are West Glamorgan Archive Service, DD X 192.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Education - Intermediate/Secondary Schools - Gowerton Intermediate/County School, catalogue; The Gowertonian Society website (, viewed 26 October 2005.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: October 2005

Grammar schools | Wales | Swansea
Schools | Wales | Swansea

Personal names

Corporate names
Gowerton Boys' Grammar School
Gowerton Comprehensive School (Gowerton, Wales)
Gowerton Girls' Grammar School
Gowerton Intermediate School

Gowerton (Wales)

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