Reference code(s): GB 0214 RDLL
Title: Llantrisant and Llantwit Fardre Rural District Council records
Short title: Llantrisant and Llantwit Fardre Rural District Council records
Dates of creation: 1895-1974
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 5 cubic metres
Name of creator(s): Llantrisant and Llantwit Fardre Rural District Council
Administrative and biographical history: Llantrisant and Llantwit Fardre Rural District Council (Glamorgan) was created from the Pontypridd Rural Sanitary Authority in 1894. Elections were held on December 17th that year, and the Council met for the first time on January 11th 1895. The Council covered the area of the parishes of Llantrisant and Llantwit Fardre, and was one of the largest authorities of its kind in Britain, covering 18,433 acres. It was responsible for: housing; recreational facilities; sanitation; lighting; and roads. In 1972 a public enquiry was held into propsoals to develop Llantrisant as a New Town. Llantrisant and Llantwit Fardre Rural District Council ceased to exist in 1974, under the terms of the Local Government Act 1972, and its responsibilities were transferred to the newly-established Taff Ely Borough Council (1974-1996), subsequently to Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council.
Scope and content: Records of the Llantrisant and Llantwit Fardre Rural District Council, 1852-1977: minutes 1895-1964; committee minutes, 1920-1948; reports of the medical officer of health, 1916-1962; bye-laws, 1902-1956; Home Office orders, 1894-1898; local and personal acts relating to the Llantrisant area, 1852-1917; papers concerning the Ely Valley Sewerage Scheme, 1911; papers relating to the 'Llantrisant New Town Inquiry,' 1972; and photographs with related correspondence, 1968-1977.
System of arrangement: Arranged by type and date.
Conditions governing access: Items containing information on named individuals may be restricted in accordance with the Data Protection Act and Glamorgan Archives policy.
Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.
Finding aids: A full version of the catalogue can be searched online at http://calmview.cardiff.gov.uk/calmview/
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records which meet the collection policy of the Glamorgan Record Office have been retained.
Accruals: Accruals are not expected.
Immediate source of acquisition: Taff Ely District Council and Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council
Related units of description: Related material in Glamorgan Record Office is Pontypridd Poor Law Union (UPP); Borough of Llantrisant (BLL); Glamorgan County Council (GCC); and Taff Ely Borough Council (DCTE).
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The archive includes some earlier material accumulated by the Council, and a few later items.
Archivist's note: Compiled by Hayden Burns for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Glamorgan Record Office, Catalogue of records for the Llantrisant and Llantwit Fardre Rural District Council; Riden, Philip, Records Sources for Local History, (London, 1987).
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH.
Date(s) of description: October 2003, February 2006