Fonds GB 0210 COUITY - Council for the Principality Records,

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Council for the Principality Records,


  • 1974-1984 / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

1.161 cubic metres (129 boxes)

Context area

Name of creator

Administrative history

The Council for the Principality was established by the Association of District Councils in 1974, in response to the reorganization of local government, which involved the creation of new District Councils. The Council's role was to co-ordinate the work of the District Councils, thereby in effect taking over many of the responsibilities of the Association of Welsh Local Authorities, which was dissolved. It met in Cardiff from May 1974 until it was superseded by the Council for Welsh Districts in April 1983. There was a degree of administrative continuity between these two bodies, as a result of which some of the papers in the archive date from after the Council for the Principality's dissolution. The Council was involved in the Welsh Consultative Council on Local Government Finance between 1978 and 1982.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Deposited by the Association of District Councils, Cardiff, 1985.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Papers, 1974-1984, of the Council for the Principality, including: consultation documents and other papers on legislation and government policy, including environment, food, transport, housing and public health, 1976-1983; minutes and correspondence of the Council, 1974-1984, including correspondence with other bodies; and Welsh Consultative Council on Local Government Finance minutes and correspondence, 1978-1982.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records deposited at the National Library of Wales have been retained..


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged into the following: consultative documents; management files; "class P" (classification not explained); Welsh Consultative Council on Local Government Finance; and miscellanea. The file reference numbers employed by the Council have been retained in this list.

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright regulations apply.

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales.

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Title supplied from contents of fonds.

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Description identifier

Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

Rules and/or conventions used

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


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion

January 2003


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by David Moore for the ANW project. The following source was consulted in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule, Council for the Principality Papers.

Accession area