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Gwent Archives
Brynmawr Urban District Council, records

Reference code(s): GB 0218 A320

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Brynmawr Urban District Council Records

Short Title: Brynmawr Urban District Council, records

Creation date(s): 1851-1974

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: To be supplied

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


Administrative/Biographical history: Brynmawr Urban District Council (UDC), Brecknockshire, was established under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1894. The Council comprised a number of councillors and a chairman and superseded Brynmawr Local Board.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. Brynmawr UDC was abolished in 1974, following local government reorganisation, and its functions were assumed by the new Borough of Blaenau Gwent.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Brynmawr Urban District Council, 1896-1974, and Brynmawr Local Board of Health, 1851-1896.


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, Brynmawr 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

Bryn-Mawr (Blaenau Gwent, Wales). | Urban District Council | Archives
Local government | Wales | Bryn-Mawr (Blaenau Gwent)

Personal names

Corporate names
Bryn-Mawr (Blaenau Gwent, Wales) | Local Board of Health
Bryn-Mawr (Blaenau Gwent, Wales) | Urban District Council

Bryn-Mawr (Blaenau Gwent, Wales)

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