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Gwent Archives
Abertillery Urban District Council, records

Reference code(s): GB 0218 A310

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Abertillery Urban District Council Records

Short Title: Abertillery Urban District Council, records

Creation date(s): 1877-1974

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: To be supplied

Name of creator(s): Abertillery Urban District Council


Administrative/Biographical history: Abertillery Urban District Council (UDC), Monmouthshire, was established under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1894 and comprised the parishes of Abertillery and Llanhilleth. The Council comprised a number of councillors and a chairman and superseded Abertillery Local Board.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. Abertillery UDC was abolished in 1974, becoming part of the new Borough of Blaenau Gwent.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Abertillery Urban District Council, 1896-1974, and Abertillery Local Board of Health, 1877-1896.


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.


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, Abertillery 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); Richards, Melville, Welsh Administrative and Territorial Units (Cardiff, 1969); Civic Heraldry of England & Wales website (, viewed 15 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

Abertillery (Wales). | Urban District Council | Archives
Local government | Wales | Abertillery

Personal names

Corporate names
Abertillery (Wales) | Local Board
Abertillery (Wales) | Urban District Council

Abertillery (Wales)
Llanhilleth (Wales)

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