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Gwent Archives
Pontypool Rural District Council, records

Reference code(s): GB 0218 A580

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Pontypool Rural District Council Records

Short Title: Pontypool Rural District Council, records

Creation date(s): 1894-1974

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: To be supplied

Name of creator(s): Pontypool Rural District Council


Administrative/Biographical history: Pontypool Rural District Council (RDC), Monmouthshire, was established under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1894 and comprised (in 1969) the parishes of Goetre Fawr, Gwehelog Fawr, Llanbadog Fawr, Llanfrechfa Lower, Llangybi Fawr, Llanhenwg Fawr and Llantrisaint Fawr. The Council comprised a number of councillors and a chairman and superseded the local sanitary authority. Its responsibilities included sanitary services, sewerage, refuse collection, maintaining local roads, cemeteries and parks, licensing of public entertainments, water supply and housing. RDCs were administered by a number of committees and by appointed officers including a Clerk, Treasurer, Medical Officer of Health, Surveyor and Sanitary Inspector. Pontypool RDC was abolished in 1974 following local government reorganisation, and its functions were assumed by the new Monmouth and Torfaen Borough Councils.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Pontypool Rural District Council, 1894-1974.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: No information found

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, Pontypool Rural 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 Through Time website (, viewed 20 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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