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Powys County Archives Office
Radnorshire Lord Lieutenancy and Advisory Committee records

Reference code(s): GB 0223 R/L/

Held at: Powys County Archives Office

Title: Radnorshire Lord Lieutenancy and Advisory Committee Records

Short Title: Radnorshire Lord Lieutenancy and Advisory Committee records

Creation date(s): 1814-1981

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.12 cubic metres (6 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Radnorshire Lord Lieutenancy; Radnorshire Advisory Committee


Administrative/Biographical history: Lords Lieutenant are the representatives of the Crown for each county in the United Kingdom, appointed by the monarch on the advice of the Prime Minister. From its earliest days, the Lord Lieutenancy has been closely associated with the Magistracy and the Lord-Lieutenant sat on the Advisory Committee responsible for nominating and recommending Justices of the Peace in the county. The Lord-Lieutenant appoints a group of Deputy Lieutenants, and a Vice Lord-Lieutenant is selected from among these Deputies. The Lord-Lieutenant became responsible for the organization of all royal visits to the county. He was also responsible for the local militia, an organisation essentially created by the Militia Bill 1757. In 1871 the Regulation of the Forces Act transferred command to the Crown. Radnorshire, Brecknockshire and Montgomeryshire each had their own Lieutenancy until local government reorganisation amalgamated them into one after the creation of the county of Powys in 1974.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Radnorshire Lieutenancy and Advisory Committee, 1814-1981, including minutes, 1923-1981; correspondence, 1902-1929; Advisory Committee correspondence, 1958-1973; War Office correspondence and circulars, 1859-1889; records relating to appointments, 1823-1974; and financial records, 1814-1874.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Minutes; Correspondence; Appointments; and Unaccessioned material.

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

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy is available at the Powys County Archives Service.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records transferred to Powys County Archives Service have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Transferred from Powys County Council



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Powys County Archives Service, Radnorshire Lord Lieutenancy and Advisory Committee, catalogue; Powys County Council, Chief Executive's Department, Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Powys,, viewed 4 February 2005.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2005

Justices of the peace | Selection and appointment | Wales | Powys
Military service, Voluntary | Wales | Powys
Radnorshire (Wales) | Politics and government
Radnorshire (Wales). | Advisory Committee | Archives
Radnorshire (Wales). | Lord-Lieutenancy | Archives

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Radnorshire (Wales) | Advisory Committee
Radnorshire (Wales) | Lord-Lieutenancy
Radnorshire militia

Powys (Wales)
Radnorshire (Wales)

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