Fonds GB 0210 TRERIG - Trefeglwys and Llangurig School and Poor Law Records,

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Trefeglwys and Llangurig School and Poor Law Records,


  • 1845-1897 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.123 cubic metres (4 boxes, 2 volumes)

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Administrative history

The Newtown and Llanidloes Poor Law Union, Montgomeryshire, formed in 1837, covered 17 parishes, including the parish of Trefeglwys; in accordance with usual practice, the Union was overseen by a Board of Guardians, but rates were collected at parish level. The Board of Guardians and Poor Law Unions were abolished following the Local Government Act 1929. In 1871, the Trefeglwys School Board was responsible for Gleiniant School, Llawr-y-glyn School and Staylittle School in the parish of Trefeglwys. The Llangurig School Board, Montgomeryshire, was responsible for Llangurig Village School, Cwmbelan School and Pant-mawr School in the parish of Llangurig. In 1902, County Councils took over the responsibility of School Boards.

Archival history

Transferred to Powys Archives, 2017.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by Mrs Ashton, Bwlchyfan, Llanidloes, 1941.

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Scope and content

Records, 1841-1897, of Trefeglwys School Board, 1871-1897; Llangurig School Board, 1874-1898; Poor Law Records of Newtown and Llanidloes Poor Law Union for the parish of Trefeglwys, Montgomeryshire, including: rate books, 1845-1892; Overseer's receipt and payment books, 1849-1872; and Collector's unpaid rates statement books, 1853-1883; and miscellaneous papers, 1879-1897.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

All records donated to the National Library of Wales were retained until they were transferred to Powys Archives in 2017.


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged into the following: school records; Poor Law records; and miscellaneous papers.

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Conditions governing access

No restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright regulations apply.

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Finding aids

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

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Related units of description

A hymn-tune book which was part of the same donation was transferred to NLW MS 18456A. Further records are held by Powys County Record Office, including Newtown and Llanidloes Poor Law Union, MG/N, M/Q/CX/6 and M/H/3, Llangurig School Board, ME/SB/3, and Trefeglwys School Board, ME/SB/4.

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Title compiled from content of fonds

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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


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Dates of creation revision deletion

April 2003 and August 2017


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW Project; revised by David Moore. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW Schedule, Trefeglwys and Llangurig School and Poor Law Records; Rossbret Poor Law website (, viewed 3 April 2003.

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