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Powys County Archives Office
Montgomeryshire Highway Boards, records

Reference code(s): GB 0223 M/HB

Held at: Powys County Archives Office

Title: Montgomeryshire Highway Boards Records

Short Title: Montgomeryshire Highway Boards, records

Creation date(s): 1874-1895

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: To be supplied

Name of creator(s): Pool and Forden Highway Board; Newtown and Llanidloes Highway Board; Llanfyllin Highway Board


Administrative/Biographical history: The Highways Act 1862 empowered Justices of the Peace to unite rural parishes into highway districts, administered by a board made up of the Justices of the Peace and waywardens elected by the parishes. Montgomeryshire was divided into Highway Districts by the Quarter Sessions in 1873-1874. The four districts were Pool & Forden, Newtown & Llanidloes, Machynlleth and Llanfyllin. The Highway Boards were abolished in 1895, their powers passing to Rural District Councils.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Pool and Forden Highway Board, 1874-1895, including minutes, 1874-1895, correspondence, 1874-880, 1892-1895, vouchers, 1874-1884, and reports from committees, 1874-1880; records of Newtown and Llanidloes Highway Board, 1882-1895, including minutes, 1890-1895; minutes of Llanfyllin Highway Board, 1885-1892.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Pool & Forden Board (HF); Newtown & Llanidloes Board (HN); Pool and Forden District (M/HB/A); Llanfyllin District (M/HB/B).

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


Related material: Further records are in Powys County Archives Service, Q/AH, C/CMr, and at the National Library of Wales.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The majority of the records have the reference codes HF and HN.

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: Highway Boards, catalogue; Powys County Archives Office website (, viewed 25 May 2005.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2005

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Personal names

Corporate names
Llanfyllin Highway Board
Newtown and Llanidloes Highway Board
Pool and Forden Highway Board

Montgomeryshire (Wales)

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