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Radnorshire Constabulary records

Reference code(s): GB 0223 R/CON

Held at: Powys County Archives Office

Title: Radnorshire Constabulary Records

Short Title: Radnorshire Constabulary records

Creation date(s): 1861-1923

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.48 cubic metres (2 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Radnorshire Constabulary


Administrative/Biographical history: Radnorshire Constabulary was formed in 1857 following the County and Borough Police Act 1856 to replace the existing parish constables responsible for enforcing the law. The Contabulary was overseen by a Standing Joint Committee of Radnorshire County Council. The Radnorshire Constabulary was disbanded in 1948, becoming part of the Mid-Wales Constabulary, which became Dyfed-Powys Police in 1968.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Radnorshire Constabulary, 1861-1923, including returns on the daily state of constables, 1890-1896; and Standing Joint Committee of Radnorshire County Council records, 1889-1898.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically

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: Source not recorded


Related material: Related material is Powys County Archives Service, Radnorshire Quarter Sessions, R/QS; J. G. Williams, Solicitors, R/D/JGW/25


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 Constabulary, catalogue; UK Police History, (, viewed 7 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

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