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Gwent Archives
Brynmawr Petty Sessional Division, licensing plans

Reference code(s): GB 0218 D3490

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Brynmawr Petty Sessional Division Licensing Plans

Short Title: Brynmawr Petty Sessional Division, licensing plans

Creation date(s): 1903-1927

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 83 items

Name of creator(s): Brynmawr Petty Sessional Division


Administrative/Biographical history: Petty Sessions were introduced in the 18th century as extra courts to lessen the load on the Quarter Sessions. The Sessions were subdivided geographically within the county and were held before two or more magistrates but no jury. As well as dealing with minor criminal cases Petty Sessions had responsibility for the licensing of public houses and as a result plans of licensed houses were deposited with the clerk of the court.


Scope and content/abstract: Plans of licensed houses in the parishes of Brynmawr and Llanelly, Brecknockshire, 1903-1927 and [n. d.].


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Gwent Record Office and the National Library of Wales.

Language codes: eng


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: These plans were discovered during a house clearance. The original provenance is thought to be Bishop's solicitors of Brynmawr who acted as clerk to the justices of Brynmawr Petty Sessional Division.

Immediate source of acquisition:



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: Gwent Record Office, Brynmawr Petty Sessional Division licensing plans, catalogue; Glamorgan Record Office website (, viewed 28 May 2004.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2004

Court records | Wales | Powys
Public houses | Wales | Powys | Designs and plans

Personal names

Corporate names
Great Britain | Court of Petty Sessions (Breconshire). | Brynmawr Division

Bryn-Mawr (Blaenau Gwent, Wales)
Llanelly (Monmouthshire, Wales)

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