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Powys County Archives Office
Breconshire education records

Reference code(s): GB 0223 B/E

Held at: Powys County Archives Office

Title: Breconshire Education Records

Short Title: Breconshire education records

Creation date(s): c.1503-1997

Level of description: Fonds


Name of creator(s): Brecknockshire County Council


Administrative/Biographical history: The National Society was established in 1811 to set up schools in which the children of the poor would be taught the Anglican religion. The British and Foreign Society was established in 1814 to promote non-sectarian education. There was no state funding of education, and these schools were dependent on voluntary contributions. School boards were established under the Elementary Education Act of 1870, in areas with inadequate voluntary school provision. The Boards could raise a local rate to pay for new schools. County (later Grammar) schools were provided by the Welsh Intermediate Education Act 1889, providing rate-aided public secondary education. The Education Act of 1902 abolished them, and County Councils became the local education authorities.


Scope and content/abstract: Minute books of Coleg Howell Harris, Trefeca, 1967-1973; logbooks, attendance and admission registers of various primary schools, [c. 1503]-1996, including notes on Saint Detyw's church and list of incumbents, [c. 1503]-1959, from Tal-y-bont National (Voluntary Primary) School, Llanddeti; Breconshire County Council school boards minutes, 1871-1997, and secondary schools logbooks, attendance and admission registers, 1895-1974.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Colleges of Further Education; primary schools; school boards; secondary schools.

Conditions governing access: Powys Archive Office restrictions, relating to Data Protection, apply

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 have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:


Existence and location of originals: Original copy of Ystradgynlais School Board minutes, 1871-1873, are in West Glamorgan Record Office.


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, Breconshire Education Records; Powys Digital History Project website (; Powys County Archives Office website ( viewed 7th March 2005.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: March 2005

Education | Wales | Powys
Schools | Wales | Powys

Personal names

Corporate names
Breconshire (Wales) | County Council
Breconshire Education Authority
Tal-y-bont Voluntary Primary School (Llanddeti, Wales)
Trevecca College

Breconshire (Wales)
Llanddeti (Wales)
Powys (Wales)
Trefecca (Wales)

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