Fonds GB 0210 CARARD - Cardiganshire County Roads Board Records,

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Cardiganshire County Roads Board Records,


  • 1770-1870 / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.114 cubic metres (25 volumes)

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Name of creator

Administrative history

In 1770, Cardiganshire gentry obtained an act to establish a turnpike trust to cover the whole of the county. The trust was divided into two sections, based on Aberystwyth and Cardigan. In 1844, the Commission of Inquiry into the turnpikes in South Wales recommended that the Government replace the trusts with nominated county roads boards. The resultant Cardiganshire County Roads Board was created, again divided into the Aberystwyth and Cardigan districts.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by Mr Ivor Evans, MA, Aberystwyth, 1939.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Minute books of the Aberystwyth district of the Cardiganshire Turnpike Trust, 1779-1845; minutes and accounts of the Cardigan district, 1802-1844; and minutes, letters and account books of the Cardiganshire County Roads Board, 1844-1870.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained..


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged into the following: Aberystwyth District; Cardigan District; and Cardiganshire County Roads Board.

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Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright laws apply.

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Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available in the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed on-line.

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Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Further records are in NLW, Roberts and Evans Records (uncatalogued) and Ceredigion Archives, HB.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.;AACR2; and LCSH


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Dates of creation revision deletion

February 2003.


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: NLW, Schedule of Cardiganshire County Roads Board Records;

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  • Text: Cardiganshire County Roads Board Records.