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Powys County Archives Office
Knighton Rural District Council, records

Reference code(s): GB 0223 R/RD/KN

Held at: Powys County Archives Office

Title: Knighton Rural District Council Records

Short Title: Knighton Rural District Council, records

Creation date(s): 1895-1974

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.16 cubic metres (8 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Knighton Rural District Council


Administrative/Biographical history: Knighton Rural District Council, Radnorshire, was created under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1894 and comprised the parishes of Bleddfa, Bugeildy, Cascob, Discoed, Heyope, Litton and Cascob, Llananno, Llanbadarn Fynydd, Llanbister, Llanddewi Ystradenni, Llanfihangel Rhydieithon, Llangunllo, Norton, Pilleth, Stanage and Whitton. The Council comprised councillors and a chairman and originally took over responsibility for local sanitation from the local sanitary authorities. The Council's responsibilities included sanitary services, sewerage, refuse collection, maintaining local roads, cemeteries and parks, licensing of public entertainments, water supply and housing. The Council also became a rating authority in 1925. Rural District Councils were administered by a number of committees and by appointed officers including a Clerk, Treasurer, Medical Officer of Health and Rating Officer. Knighton RDC was abolished in 1974 following local government reorganisation, being absorbed into Radnorshire District Council.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Knighton Rural District Council, 1895-1974, comprising council minutes, 1895-1974; clerk's correspondence, 1921; insurances, [c. 1910]; financial records, 1920-1924, 1972-1974; general rates book, 1928; Medical Officer of Health's annual report, 1919; and Llanbadarn Fynydd parish Overseer's bank account book, 1924-1929.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Clerk; Treasurer; Rating Officer; Medical Officer of Health; and other authorities.

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.


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: The records were transferred to Green & Nixson, solicitors, and Radnorshire District Council.

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Green & Nixson, solicitors, 1975, and by Radnorshire District Council, 1992.


Related material: Further records are in Powys County Archives Service, R/DC.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Powys County Archives Service, Knighton Rural District Council, 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); Richards, Melville, Welsh Administrative and Territorial Units (Cardiff, 1969); Powys County Archives Office website (, viewed 9 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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