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Level of description Fonds
TitleRhondda Urban District Council Records
BackgroundYstradyfodwg Urban District Council (Glamorgan) was formed in 1896, following the Local Government England and Wales Act 1894. It took over the functions of Ystradyfodwg Local Board of Health. The Council's area of responsibility was the parishes of Ystradyfodwg, part of Llanwonno, otherwise Llanwynno, and a small part of Llantrisant [see attached document for a map showing the area covered]. It was renamed Rhondda Urban District Council in July 1897, and became Rhondda Borough Council in 1955. There are a number of records overlapping the period of change of status from Urban District Council to Borough Council.
DescriptionRecords of the Rhondda Urban District Council, 1895-1970, including: council and committee minutes and notices, registers of deeds and documents, advances, defaulters, mortgages, applications, auction sales, conveyancing, High Court action book, police courts record books, legal proceedings, grants of right of burial, bylaws and notices, Acts of Parliament, job application forms, register of appointees, Clerk's filing, abstracts of account, salaries register, Medical Officer of Health and Schools: Medical Officer of Health annual reports, summaries of births and deaths, registers of notifications of tuberculosis and other diseases, papers relating to Factory and Workshop Act 1901 and Shop Hours Act, correspondence and papers of Medical Officer of Health, registers of food samples and licenses, overcrowding surveys (Housing Act 1935), returns of cellar dwellings, register of and copy certificates of permitted numbers, newspaper cuttings, Public Health Inspector's registers, building regulation plans, Ferndale Gas, Light and Coke and Water Works Co records, school and college governing and managing bodies' records, education department letter books, financial estimates and statements, papers re the development plan under the Education Act 1944, school regulations and schemes, attendance records, registers of special place pupils, school files, records of admissions and examinations, and HMI reports.
ArrangementArranged by date and type.
Extent666 volumes, 5 papers, 40 booklets, 42 bundles, 208 files, 2 plans, 39 boxes and 10 wooden blocks
AppraisalAll records have been retained.
Source of AcquisitionTransferred by the Rhondda Urban District Council at various intervals.
Conditions of accessItems containing information on named individuals may be restricted in accordance with data protection legislation and Record Office policy.
Supporting documents

Rhondda Urban District Council Records

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