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Powys County Archives Office
Montgomeryshire School Boards, minutes

Reference code(s): GB 0223 ME/SB

Held at: Powys County Archives Office

Title: Montgomeryshire Education Records: School Boards

Short Title: Montgomeryshire School Boards, minutes

Creation date(s): 1871-1903

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (7 items)

Name of creator(s): Llangurig School Board; Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn School Board; Old Hall School Board; Trefeglwys School Board.


Administrative/Biographical history: School Boards were established under the Elementary Education Act 1870 in areas with inadequate voluntary school provision and could raise a local rate to pay for new schools. They were abolished by the Education Act 1902, with County Councils becoming the local education authorities. Trefeglwys School Board was responsible for Gleiniant School, Llawr-y-glyn School and Staylittle School in Trefeglwys while Llangurig School Board was responsible for Llangurig Village School, Cwmbelan School and Pant-mawr School in the parish of Llangurig.


Scope and content/abstract: Llangurig School Board minutes, 1887-1893; Llanllwchaiarn School Board minutes and accounts, 1871-1874; Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn School Board minutes and accounts, 1872-1894; Old Hall School Board minutes, 1875-1903; Trefeglwys School Board minutes, 1871-1880.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by board

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations 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 not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: No information found



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

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, Montgomeryshire Education Records: School Boards, catalogue; Powys County Archives Office website (, viewed 25 May 2005; NLW, Schedule of Trefeglwys and Llangurig School and Poor Law Records.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2005

School boards | Wales | Powys

Personal names

Corporate names
Llangurig School Board
Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn School Board
Old Hall School Board (Powys, Wales)
Trefeglwys School Board

Llangurig (Wales)
Llanllwchaiarn (Powys, Wales)
Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn (Wales)
Old Hall (Wales)
Trefeglwys (Wales)

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