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Powys County Archives Office
National Park, records

Reference code(s): GB 0223 B/NP

Held at: Powys County Archives Office

Title: National Park Records

Short Title: National Park, records

Creation date(s): 1951-1992

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: Information to be supplied

Name of creator(s): National Park


Administrative/Biographical history: In Wales, three National Parks were created during the 1950s, the Pembrokeshire Coast, Snowdonia and the Brecon Beacons. In 1957, the Brecon Beacons were designated as a National Park. The Brecon Beacons are full of wildlife habitats. Its size comprises 1344 square kilometres and the public paths are 2000 kilometres long. The cave Ogof Ffynnon Ddu has over 56 kilometres of discovered passageways. The local farmers care for the Park and more than a quarter of the land is either leased or owned by companies or public bodies. One of the aims of the National Park Authority which consists of a member's committee is to conserve historic features. The park's administrative headquarter is in Brecon.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Brecon Beacons National Park, 1951-1992, including Carmarthenshire Park Planning Committee minutes 1970-1973; reports and plans 1951-1992; volumes of Ordnance Survey maps 1954-1966.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Brecon Beacons National Park records; Carmarthenshire Park Planning Committee; Ordnance Survey maps.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

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 have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used to compile this description: Powys County Archives Service, National Park; Powys Archives website (, viewed 4 March 2005; Brecon Beacons National Park. Official Guide (Brecon Beacons National Park Authority).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: March 2005

Brecon Beacons National Park Committee | Records and correspondence
Carmarthenshire Park Planning Committee | Records and correspondence

Personal names

Corporate names
Brecon Beacons National Park Committee
Carmarthenshire Park Planning Committee

Breconshire (Wales)
Carmarthenshire (Wales)

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