Amlwch Urban District Council Records
Reference code(s): GB 0221 WBC
Held at: Anglesey County Record Office
Title: Amlwch Urban District Council Records
Short title: Amlwch Urban District Council records
Dates of creation: 1864-1974 (mainly 1896-1974) (accumulated 1901-1974)
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 0.929 cubic metres (221 items)
Name of creator(s): Amlwch Urban District Council
Administrative and biographical history: Amlwch Urban District Council (UDC), Anglesey, was established in 1894 under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1894, and covered the civil parish of Amlwch; previously there had been an Amlwch Burial Board. UDCs were bodies comprising councillors and a chairman, elected for three years. They originally took over responsibility for health and local sanitation from the local sanitary authorities and health boards, and their responsibilities could include sanitary services, sewerage, refuse collection, housing, streets, cemeteries, libraries, parks, controls on buildings such as petrol stations, and licensing of public entertainments. UDCs could be administered by a number of committees and by appointed officers including a Clerk, Treasurer, Medical Officer of Health, Surveyor and Sanitary Inspector. Amlwch UDC was abolished in 1974.
Scope and content: Records of Amlwch UDC, Amlwch Burial Board and Amlwch Highway Board, 1864-1974, including Burial Board minute book, 1864-1894; Highway Board treasurer's records, 1879-1895; Council minute books, 1901-1974; public graves registers, [n. d.], and burial records, 1903-1966; general ledgers, 1901-1970; Treasurer's account books, 1896-1970; cash, rent and stores account books, 1904-1965; valuation lists, 1921-1955; rate books, including poor law and highways rates, 1902-1973; wages and salaries books, 1915-1971; sundry debtors ledgers and invoice books, 1938-1959; various other registers, -1973; Medical Officer's annual reports, 1908-1909; rent accounts, 1936-1965; housing records, 1903-1956; economic development and railways papers, [1940s]-[1950s]; and evacuation papers, 1939-1944.
ACCESS AND USE
System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Clerk's department; Treasurer's department.
Conditions governing access: No restrictions
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.
Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Record Office, the National Library of Wales, and the National Register of Archives. It is the policy of Gwasanaeth Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Archives Service to catalogue in the language of the document.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been appraised and these were selected for retention.
Accruals: Accruals are not expected.
Immediate source of acquisition: Many of the records were transferred following the abolition of the Council in 1974.
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. Includes earlier records of its predecessor body, Amlwch Burial Board.
Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used to compile this description: Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Record Office, Catalogue, Records of Amlwch Urban District Council; Jackson, W. Eric, The Structure of Local Government in England and Wales (London: Longmans, 1949); Richards, Melville (ed.), Atlas Môn (Anglesey Community Council, 1972); Hey, David, Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History (Oxford, 1997).
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2 and LCSH.
Date(s) of description: July 2003