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Abersychan Urban District Council, records

Reference code(s): GB 0218 A431

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Abersychan Urban District Council Records

Short Title: Abersychan Urban District Council, records

Creation date(s): 1895-1935

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: To be supplied

Name of creator(s): Abersychan Urban District Council


Administrative/Biographical history: Abersychan Urban District Council (UDC), Monmouthshire, was established under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1894. The Council comprised a number of councillors and a chairman and initially replaced the local sanitary authorities. 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. Abersychan UDC was abolished in 1935 to create the new Pontypool UDC.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Abersychan Urban District Council, 1895-1935.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: To be supplied

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: Records of Pontypool UDC are Gwent Record Office, A433, A430.


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, Abersychan 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); A Vision of Britain website (, viewed 19 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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