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Powys County Archives Office
Llandrindod Wells Urban District Council, records

Reference code(s): GB 0223 R/UD/LW

Held at: Powys County Archives Office

Title: Llandrindod Wells Urban District Council Records

Short Title: Llandrindod Wells Urban District Council, records

Creation date(s): 1875-1974

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 2.9 cubic metres

Name of creator(s): Llandrindod Wells Urban District Council

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Llandrindod Wells Urban District Council (UDC), Radnorshire, was established under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1894. 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, Public Health Inspector, Surveyor, Rating Officer and Medical Officer of Health. Llandrindod Wells UDC was abolished in 1974 following local government reorganization, and its functions were assumed by Radnorshire District Council.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Records of Llandrindod Wells Urban District Council, 1875-1974, comprising: Council minutes, 1891-1974; committee minutes and related papers, 1907-1951; Councillors' election records, 1915-1939; Clerk's correspondence, 1908-1949; legal papers, 1907-1933; deeds, mortgages and agreements relating to property in Llandrindod, 1876-1973; Fire Brigade files, 1908-1936; ambulance and hospital records, 1913-1937; war-time and post-war records, 1915-1949; records relating to estates and playing fields, 1907-1974; bye-laws, Acts and Bills, 1893-1923; General Election papers, 1934-1963; plans, 1887-1905; Treasurer's records, 1891-1974, including general ledgers, 1891-1974, accounts, 1901-1974, and electricity ledgers, 1924-1946; rate books, 1891-1955; housing records, 1919-1935; Surveyors' records, 1875-1965, including plans for UDC schemes, 1884, and outside schemes submitted for approval, 1875-1965, and correspondence, 1898-1938; Public Health Inspector's correspondence, 1891-1938; Medical Officer of Health's reports, 1891-1930; and Public Library correspondence, 1910-1954.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Clerk; Treasurer; Rating Officer; Housing Officer; Surveyor; Public Health Inspector; Medical Officer of Health; Librarian.

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: The papers came into the possession of Radnor District Council, Llandrindod Wells Museum, and Powys County Council

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Radnor District Council, 1974, 1985, 1992, Llandrindod Wells Museum, 1987, 1990, and Powys County Council, 1996.

ALLIED MATERIALS

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

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The archive includes some earlier papers accumualted by the Council.

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, Llandrindod Wells Urban District Council, records; 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); Powys County Archives Office website (http://archives.powys.gov.uk), viewed 14 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


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Llandrindod Wells (Wales) | Politics and government
Llandrindod Wells (Wales). | Urban District Council | Archives
Local government | Wales | Llandrindod Wales
Public health | Wales | Powys

Personal names

Corporate names
Llandrindod Wells (Wales) | Urban District Council

Places
Llandrindod Wells (Wales)

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