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Powys County Archives Office
Brecknockshire Charity Commission accounts

Reference code(s): GB 0223 B/CYC

Held at: Powys County Archives Office

Title: Charity Commission Accounts, Breconshire

Short Title: Brecknockshire Charity Commission accounts

Creation date(s):

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.10 cubic metres (5 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Charity Commission for England and Wales


Administrative/Biographical history: The Charity Commission, established in 1853, monitors the activities of charities in England and Wales on behalf of the government, and receives information and accounts from the trustees of the charities. These are public records, and one of the Commission's responsibilities is to hand over the records to the Public Record Office (now The National Archives), which selects those meriting permanent retention. Those not selected are offered to the relevant local record offices, and if unwanted are destroyed. These papers deal with charities in Brecknockshire.


Scope and content/abstract: Records and accounts of charities in Brecknockshire.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Breconshire general charities; and parishes, divided into Abercraf-Brecon; Bronllys-Glasbury; Hay-Llanfihangel Cwmdu; Llanfihangel Talyllyn-Llansanffraid; and Llanbyddyd [Llanspyddid]-Ystradgynlais.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws apply.

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


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history: The records were collected by the Charity Commission and transferred to the Public Record Office.

Immediate source of acquisition: Transferred from the Public Record Office (The National Archives).



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Powys County Archives Service, Charity Commission Accounts: Breconshire; Powys County Archives Office website (; Charity Commission for England and Wales website ( viewed 14th February 2005; Hey, David, The 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

Charities | Wales | Powys

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Breconshire (Wales)
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