Torfaen Borough Council, records 1973-1996

Summary Information

Gwent Archives
Records of Torfaen Borough Council Cemetaries
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General Physical Description note
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Biographical/Historical note

Torfaen Borough Council came into existence on 1 April 1974 as one of the five districts of the new county of Gwent. It consisted of the former Blaenavon, Cwmbran and Pontypool urban districts and parts of the Magor & St Mellons and Pontypool rural districts. The Council served a population of about 91,000 people. The Council comprised 44 elected councillors, including the Mayor and the Leader of the Council. Their work was overseen by several committees, comprising Economic Development, Housing Services, Financial Services, General Purposes, Personnel & Productivity, Planning Services, Environmental Health, Recreation & Leisure, Public Works and Direct Works. The principal officers employed by the Council were the Chief Executive, Town Clerk, Borough Solicitor, Borough Treasurer, Director of Housing, Director of Planning Services, Director of Personnel Services, Director of Technical Services, Director of Environmental Health Services, Director of Recreation & Leisure, Director of Works and the Head of the Economic Development Unit. Torfaen Borough Council was abolished in 1996. It was succeeded by Torfaen County Borough Council, a unitary authority combining the functions of the Borough Council and Gwent County Council

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Scope and Contents note

Records of Torfaen Borough Council, c1906-1986

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Arrangement note

No information found

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

 Gwent Archives

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Conditions Governing Use note

Usual copyright regulations apply

Accruals note

Accruals are not expected

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

No information found

Appraisal note

All records have been retained

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)


  • Local government--Wales--Torfaen; Torfaen (Wales).--Borough Council--Archives;

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Other Finding Aids note

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Gwent Archives

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Collection Inventory

 A400/C Correspondence and Miscellaneous 

 A400/C/1 Panteg Cemetery: Interment Cards (Microfiche, arranged alphabetically by surname) c.1906-c.1983   1.0 item

 A400/C/2 Panteg Cemetery: Interment Cards (Microfiche, arranged alphabetically by surname) c.1956-c.1986   1.0 item

 A400/C/3 Panteg Cemetery: Interment Cards for Stillborn Children (Microfiche, arranged alphabetically by surname) c.1906-c.1973   1.0 item

 A400/C/4 Blaenavon Cemetery: Interment Cards (Microfiche, arranged alphabetically by surname) c.1915-c.1986   1.0 item

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