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Newtown and Llanllwchaearn Urban District Council, records

Reference code(s): GB 0223 M/UD/NL

Held at: Powys County Archives Office

Title: Newtown & Llanllwchaearn Urban District Council Records

Short Title: Newtown and Llanllwchaearn Urban District Council, records

Creation date(s): 1892-1974

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (28 items)

Name of creator(s): Newtown & Llanllwchaearn Urban District Council

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Newtown & Llanllwchaearn Urban District Council, Montgomeryshire, (also known as Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn UDC) was established under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1894 and included the civil parishes of Llanllwchaearn and Newtown. The Council comprised councillors and a chairman, who originally took over responsibility for local sanitation from the local sanitary authorities. The Council's responsibilities included sanitary services, sewerage, refuse collection, housing, streets, cemeteries, libraries, parks, controls on buildings such as petrol stations, and licensing of public entertainments. From 1925 it also became a rating authority. UDCs were administered by a number of committees and by appointed officers including a Clerk, Treasurer, Medical Officer of Health, Surveyor, Rating Officer and Sanitary Inspector. Newtown & Llanllwchaearn UDC was abolished in 1974 following local government reorganisation and was absorbed into Montgomeryshire District Council.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Records of Newtown & Llanllwchaearn Urban District Council, 1892-1974, comprising Clerk's records, 1928-1962, including licences of slaughtermen; financial records, 1900-1979, including general ledgers; rating and valuation records, 1914, 1963-1973; register of new dwellings, 1958-1969; maps of water, gas and electricity, [20th century]; and Urban Sanitary District ledger, 1892-1896.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Clerk; Treasurer; Rating Officer; Housing Officer; Surveyor.

Conditions governing access: Powys Archive Office restrictions, relating to data protection, apply

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Powys County Archives Service.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited [by Montgomeryshire District Council], 1985, 1989.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Further records, 1894-1959 (uncatalogued), are in the National Library of Wales.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The collection includes some records pre-dating the creation of the Council.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Powys County Archives Service, Powys County Archives Service, Newtown & Llanllwchaearn Urban District Council Records, 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).

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2005


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Local government | Wales | Llanllwchaiarn (Powys)
Local government | Wales | Newtown (Powys)
Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn (Wales). | Urban District Council | Archives

Personal names

Corporate names
Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn (Wales) | Urban District Council

Places
Llanllwchaiarn (Powys, Wales)
Newtown (Powys, Wales)
Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn (Wales)

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