Powys County Archives Office
Presteigne Urban District Council Records
Reference code(s): GB 0223 R/UD/PR
Title: Presteigne Urban District Council Records
Short title: Presteigne Urban District Council, records
Dates of creation: 1935-1974
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 0.4 cubic metres (2 boxes)
Name of creator(s): Presteigne Urban District Council
Administrative and biographical history: Presteigne Urban District Council (UDC), Radnorshire, was established under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1894. The Council comprised councillors and a chairman, who originally took over responsibility for local sanitation from the local sanitary authorities. The Council's responsibilities included sanitary services, sewerage, refuse collection, housing, streets, cemeteries, libraries, parks, controls on buildings such as petrol stations, and licensing of public entertainments. UDCs were administered by a number of committees and by appointed officers including a Clerk, Treasurer and Medical Officer of Health. Presteigne UDC was abolished in 1974 following local government reorganization, with its functions assumed by Radnorshire District Council.
Scope and content: Records of Presteigne Urban District Council, 1935-1974, comprising Council minutes, 1935-1974; Treasurer's accounts, 1968-1974; and Medical Officer of Health's annual report, 1949.
ACCESS AND USE
System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Clerk; Treasurer; and Medical Officer of Health.
Conditions governing access: Powys Archive Office restrictions, relating to data protection, apply
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
Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Powys County Council, Education Department, 1989, and Radnorshire District Council, 1992.
Related units of description: Ledgers and rate books are also in Powys County Archives Service.
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, Presteigne Urban District Council, catalogue; Jackson, W. Eric, The Structure of Local Government in England and Wales (London: Longmans, 1949); Hey, David, Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History (Oxford, 1997); Powys County Archives Office website (http://archives.powys.gov.uk), viewed 14 February 2005.
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of description: February 2005