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Gwent Archives
Panteg and Pontypool UDCs Parks, Cemeteries & Allotments Department, records

Reference code(s): GB 0218 D3874

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Records of Panteg/Pontypool UDCs Parks, Cemeteries & Allotments Department

Short Title: Panteg and Pontypool UDCs Parks, Cemeteries & Allotments Department, records

Creation date(s): 1928-1961

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 89 items

Name of creator(s): Panteg Urban District Council; Pontypool Urban District Council.


Administrative/Biographical history: Pontypool and Panteg Urban District Councils (UDCs), Monmouthshire, were established under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1894. UDCs comprised councillors and a chairman who were elected for three years. Their many responsibilities included cemeteries and parks. On 1 April 1935 the two councils, along with Abersychan UDC, were merged with the resultant Pontypool UDC being abolished following Local Government reorganisation in 1974.


Scope and content/abstract: Panteg Cemetery records, 1933-1955, including purchase of graves and interment receipt books, 1933-1942, and interment notices and certificates, 1948-1955; Pontypool UDC Parks, Cemeteries and Allotments Department records, 1935-1958, including park sales receipt books, 1944-1948, wages account books, 1951-1957, official order books, 1944-1958, and general receipt books, 1948-1956; parks and cemeteries superintendents correspondence, 1956-1957; printed journals and reports, 1928-1961.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: administrative and financial records; correspondence; printed journals and reports.

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, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: No information found

Immediate source of acquisition: [2000]



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, Catalogue of Records of Panteg/Pontypool UDC Parks, Cemeteries & Allotments Department; Kelly's Directory of Monmouthshire, 1901 (, viewed 11 June 2004; A Vision of Britain website (, viewed 29 September 2005.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: June 2004

Cemeteries | Wales | Panteg
Cemeteries | Wales | Pontypool
Parks | Wales | Pontypool
Pontypool (Wales). | Urban District Council | Archives

Personal names

Corporate names
Panteg Cemetery
Pontypool (Wales) | Urban District Council. Parks, Cemeteries & Allotments Department

Panteg (Torfaen, Wales)
Pontypool (Wales)

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