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Cardiganshire County Council Records.

Reference code(s): GB 0212 CCC.

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Title: Cardiganshire County Council Records.

Short title: Cardiganshire County Council Records.

Dates of creation: 1801-1996 (accumulated 1888-1996)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: -

Name of creator(s): Cardiganshire County Council; Ceredigion District Council


Administrative and biographical history: The Cardiganshire County Council came into existence as a result of the provisions of the Local Government Act 1888, and the first county council election was held in January 1889. The county was responsible for health, housing, education, trading standards, planning, highways and social services. In 1974, the county was combined with Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire to became the county of Dyfed; Ceredigion District Council covered the area of old Cardiganshire, and continued many of its functions. In 1996, Dyfed and the District Councils were abolished, and Ceredigion County Council became the new unitary authority.


Scope and content: Records from the Architects' department, 1905-1996; Education department, 1864-1996; Estates, 1920-1970; Health, 1920-1972; Highways department, 1875-1977; Libraries, 1920-1976; Planning departments, 1888-1991; Secretary's department, 1889-1974; Social Services, 1889-1980; Trading Standards, 1908-1977; Treasurer's department, 1862-1974; and miscellaneous items, 1801-1996.


Language/script: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: miscellaneous; architects' department; education department; estates; health; highways; libraries; planning; secretary's department; social services; trading standards; and treasurer's department.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Ceredigion Archives. The catalogue is available online.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history: The Smallholdings and Allotments Act came into force on 1st January 1908. In the previous year a sub-committee of the Cardiganshire County Council has been established to administer it within the county. The Cardiganshire County Council, Weights and Measures Department, was undertaken by the Police Authority up to 1933.

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited at the Ceredigion Archives between 1974-1998.


Related units of description: Records of Dyffryn Arth Community Council are Ceredigion Archives, Dyffryn Arth Community Council Records.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. Includes earlier materials accumultaed by the County Council

Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description : Ceredigion Archives online catalogue (, Ceredigion County Council, CCC (viewed 3rd November 2003); Jones, J. Graham, 'The Cardiganshire County Council, 1889-1974', Cardiganshire County History, Vol. 3 (1998), pp430-452.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2 and LCSH

Date(s) of description: November 2003.



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