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Bangor University
Penmachno Parish Records

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS PEC

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Penmachno Parish Records

Short Title: Penmachno Parish Records

Creation date(s): 1713 - 1911

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 7 items

Name of creator(s): Officers of Penmachno parish


Administrative/Biographical history: The parish of Penmachno, situated in Gwynedd (formerly the county of Caernarfonshire), north Wales, was, in common with other parishes, a major instrument of local government. The parish, represented by a selection of members known as the vestry, had responsibility for poor relief, as well as maintenance of highways and law and order, which continued until local government reforms in the late nineteenth century. In 1894 parish government was reconstructed which left vestries with limited powers such as the election of churchwardens and administration of charities.


Scope and content/abstract: Material relating to administration of parish affairs by officers of Penmachno parish: Charities' accounts, 1713 - 1756, 1761 - 1793, 1853 - 1902 Vestry books, 1772 - 1785, 1818 - 1819, 1824 - 1829 Parish council financial documents including accounts of receipts and payments etc., 1894 - 1911


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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, University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 558 - 564

Language codes: eng


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Note: Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, June 2002.

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

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

Hunger | Wales, North | 19th century
Parishes (Local government) | Wales, North | 19th century
Poor laws | Wales, North | 19th century
Public welfare | Wales, North | 19th century
Social problems | Wales, North | 19th century

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Penmachno (Wales)

Penmachno (Wales)

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