Falkirk Dean of Guild Court records
Falkirk Town Council. Dean of Guild Court
Minutes, 1893-1904; Register of Petitions, 1904-1964, Registers of applications for building warrants, 1904-1964; Registers of applications for major and minor building warrants, 1964-1975; Registers of plans and sections, 1933-1957, 1961-1964; Plans of building alterations and other maps, c1880-1975 Miscellaneous, 1951-1962.
From 1862 Town Councils were permitted to set up Dean of Guild Courts and from 1892 all town councils were required to set up Dean of Guild Courts. The Dean of Guild Courts had powers to impose conditions relating to public health under the 1862 Police Act.
The contents and range of planning records are affected by the 1947 Town & Country Planning (Scotland) Act and by planning legislation in 1964.
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