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Gwent Archives
Nantyglo and Blaina Urban District Council, records

Reference code(s): GB 0218 A340

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Nantyglo and Blaina Urban District Council Records

Short Title: Nantyglo and Blaina Urban District Council, records

Creation date(s): 1896-1974

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: To be supplied

Name of creator(s): Nantyglo and Blaina Urban District Council

CONTEXT

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 The Council comprised a number of councillors and a chairman and superseded the Local Board of Health.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

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Records of Nantyglo and Blaina Urban District Council, 1896-1974.

ACCESS AND USE

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.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: No information found

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

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, Nantyglo and Blaina 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); A Vision of Britain website (www.visionofbritain.org.uk), viewed 15 September 2005; Civic Heraldry of England & Wales website (www.civicheraldry.co.uk), 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


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Local government | Wales | Nantyglo and Blaina
Nantyglo and Blaina (Wales). Urban District Council | Archives

Personal names

Corporate names
Nantyglo and Blaina (Wales) | Urban District Council

Places
Aberystruth (Wales)
Blaina (Wales)
Nantyglo (Wales)
Nantyglo and Blaina (Wales)

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