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Tredegar Urban District Council, records

Reference code(s): GB 0218 A350

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Tredegar Urban District Council Records

Short Title: Tredegar Urban District Council, records

Creation date(s): 1874-1974

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: To be supplied

Name of creator(s): Tredegar Urban District Council


Administrative/Biographical history: Tredegar Urban District Council (UDC), Monmouthshire, was established under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1894 and comprised the parishes of Dukestown, Llechryd, Tredegar and Rhymni. The Council comprised a number of councillors and a chairman and superseded Tredegar Local Board.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. Tredegar 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 Tredegar Urban District Council, 1894-1974, and Tredegar Local Board of Health, 1874-1894.


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, Tredegar 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 (, viewed 15 September 2005; 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

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