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Powys County Archives Office
Builth Highway Board, records

Reference code(s): GB 0223 B/HB

Held at: Powys County Archives Office

Title: Builth Highway Board Records

Short Title: Builth Highway Board, records

Creation date(s): 1855-1899

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: Information to be supplied

Name of creator(s): Builth Highway Board


Administrative/Biographical history: Until 1835 the parish vestry was responsible for highways. Afterwards the Highways Act enabled parishes to combine to form highway district authorities. In urban areas the local boards of health were formed after 1848 and 1858 and were dealing with highway functions. The Highways Act, 1862, allowed the justices of the peace to unite rural parishes into highway authorities administered by a board. From 1888 onwards the county councils became responsible for main roads before urban and rural district councils took over minor roads from 1894.


Scope and content/abstract: Records relating to Builth Highway Board and Crickhowell Highway Board, Powys, mainly minutes 1855-1899.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into chronological order.

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: Deposited by Brecknock Borough Council in 1989.



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, Builth Highway Board

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

Date(s) of descriptions: March 2005

Builth Highway Board | Records and correspondence
Crickhowell Highway Board | Records and correspondence

Personal names

Corporate names
Builth Highway Board
Crickhowell Highway Board

Builth (Wales : rural district)
Crickhowell (Wales)
Powys (Wales)

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