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Gwent Archives
Cwmbrân Urban District Council, records

Reference code(s): GB 0218 A420

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Cwmbrân Urban District Council Records

Short Title: Cwmbrân Urban District Council, records

Creation date(s): 1935-1974

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: To be supplied

Name of creator(s): Cwmbrân Urban District Council


Administrative/Biographical history: Cwmbrân Urban District Council (UDC), Monmouthshire, was created on 1 April 1935 from Llantarnam and Llanfrechfa Upper Urban District Councils and comprised the parishes of Llanfihangel Llantarnam and Llanfrechfa Upper. The Council comprised a number of councillors and a chairman. 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. Cwmbrân UDC was abolished in 1974 following local government reorganisation and its functions were assumed by the new Borough of Torfaen.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Cwmbrân Urban District Council, 1935-1974.


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


Related material: Medical Officer of Health reports are in Gwent Record Office, D3604. Records of Llantarnam and Llanfrechfa Upper UDCs are Gwent Record Office, A4212 and A422.


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, Cwmbrân 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 16 September 2005; Civic Heraldry of England & Wales website (, viewed 16 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

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

Personal names

Corporate names
Cwmbrân (Wales) | Urban District Council

Cwmbrân (Wales)
Llanfihangel Llantarnam (Wales)
Llanfrechfa Upper (Wales)

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