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Abercarn Urban District Council, records

Reference code(s): GB 0218 A210

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Abercarn Urban District Council Records

Short Title: Abercarn Urban District Council, records

Creation date(s): 1892-1974

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: To be supplied

Name of creator(s): Abercarn Urban District Council; Abercarn Local Board


Administrative/Biographical history: Abercarn Urban District Council (UDC), Monmouthshire, was established in 1897 under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1894. The Council comprised a number of councillors and a chairman and replaced Abercarn Local Board. Its responsibilities included sanitary services, sewerage, refuse collection, housing, streets, cemeteries, libraries, parks, controls on buildings such as petrol stations, and licensing of public entertainments. UDCs were administered by a number of committees and by appointed officers including a Clerk, Treasurer, Medical Officer of Health, Surveyor and Sanitary Inspector. Abercarn UDC was abolished in 1974, becoming part of the new Borough of Islwyn.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Abercarn Local Board, 1892-1897, and Abercarn Urban District Council, 1897-1974.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: To be supplied

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.


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: No information found



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, Abercarn Urban District 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); A Vision of Britain website (, viewed 14 September 2005.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: September 2005

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