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Bangor University
Llanfachreth Rate Books

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS LFRB

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Llanfachreth Rate Books

Short Title: Llanfachreth Rate Books

Creation date(s): 1840-1848

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 3 items

Name of creator(s): Llanfachreth Parish

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: The parish of Llanfachreth, Merioneth was administered as part of Dolgellau rural district and union, under the jurisdiction of Tal-y-bont, petty sessional division. In common with other parishes it was a civil as well as ecclesiastical administrative unit. The parish was a major instrument of local government with responsibility for poor relief, highways and law and order, which continued until local government reforms in the late nineteenth century.
Rate books were compiled to record details of the rates collected in a particular area.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: This collection consists of three rate books for the years 1840 (5339), 1842-1843 (5340) and 1848 (5341). They record details of Llanfachreth's rate paying inhabitants including an estimated amount, the amount paid, the names of occupiers and owners, name of the property or its location and a brief description of the property, that is, whether it was a house with a garden or land.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: Material is arranged in chronological order and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts .

Conditions governing access: Open to all users

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

Finding aids: Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 5339-5341

Language codes: eng

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Acquired ca. May 1944 by the Welsh Library of the University of Wales, Bangor, through Bob Owen (Croesor) of Llanfrothen, Merioneth.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Bob Owen, Croesor, deposited further material at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor. These items have also been incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts and are known as the Bob Owen, Croesor Papers .

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, November 2001

Rules or conventions: Created following ISAD(G) and Archives Hub Data Creation Guidelines

Date(s) of descriptions: Prior to 16-11-2004


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Local government | Wales | Gwynedd
Parishes (Local government) | Wales | Merioneth | History | 19th century
Parishes | Wales | Merioneth | History | 19th century
Poor | Wales | History | 19th century

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Llanfachreth (Wales)

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