Flintshire Record Office

St Asaph Diocesan Deeds and Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0208 D/DM/746 and related [D/DM/748, /764, /1326]

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Title: St Asaph Diocesan Deeds and Papers

Short title: St Asaph Diocese, collection of deeds and papers

Dates of creation: 1686-[c. 1986]

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 335 items

Name of creator(s): Diocese of St Asaph


Administrative and biographical history: The Diocese of St Asaph stretches from the borders of Chester in the East, to the Conwy Valley in the West. The diocese was created in the mid 6th century, and was subdivided into archdeaconries, rural deaneries and parishes. The Diocese owned and leased land in the counties of Flintshire, Denbighshire, Merionethshire, Montgomeryshire and Shropshire. In 1920, the Diocese became part of the Church in Wales.


Scope and content: Deeds and papers relating to the Diocese of St Asaph, 1686-[c. 1986], including deeds relating to diocesan lands in the parishes of Bodfari, 1695-1756; Dyserth, 1686-1785; Llanasa, 1714-1786; Rhuddlan, 1772-1788; Meliden, 1780; Northop, 1735-1784; St Asaph and Rhuddlan, 1691-1858; Trelawnyd, 1697-1784; Whitford, 1783, all in Flintshire; Abergele, 1739-1776; Betws-yn-Rhos, 1755; Gresford, 1776; Henllan, 1686-1788; Llandegla and Llanarmon-yn-Iâl, 1696-1778, Llansantffraid Glan Conwy, 1715; Llansannan, 1692-1738; Llansilin, 1886; Wrexham, 1710-1738, in Denbighshire; deeds relating to lands in Merionethshire, 1711-1715; Montgomeryshire, 1692-1735; Shropshire, 1696-1780; records relating to valuations and tenancy, 1770-1914; tithe records, 1847-1911; records of appointments, licences and inhibitions, 1702-1944; marriage licences, 1878-1934; records relating to charities and bequests, 1871-1983; faculties, 1892-1931; records relating to churchyards, 1872-1936; maps and plans, 1830-[c. 1888]; photographs, 1866-[c. 1935]; and miscellaneous, 1711-[c. 1986].


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into four groups, by deposit: Group One, appointment, leases for land in Flintshire, Denbighshire, Merionethshire, Montgomeryshire, Shropshire, and Poor rates; Group Two, deeds relating to Flintshire, Denbighshire, and Shropshire; Group Three, appointments, licences, inhibitions, marriage licences, charities and bequests, faculties, churchyards, leases, valuations and tenancy, tithe maps and papers, and miscellaneous; and Group Four, leases, charities, and miscellaneous.

Conditions governing access: Data Protection Act restrictions will apply to any items less than 100 years old that contain sensitive personal information as defined by the Act.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Flintshire Record Office.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: D/DM/1326/37 - Originals are at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth. Copies are available at Flintshire Record Office.

Accruals: Accruals are possible


Related units of description: Further records are National Library of Wales, Church in Wales: Diocese of St. Asaph, 1536-1941.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Flintshire Record Office, Schedules of St Asaph Diocesan Deeds and Papers; Diocese of St Asaph Homepage (http://www.dioceseofstasaph.org.uk/), viewed 13 January 2004; Hey, David, Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History, (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1997)

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of description: January 2004



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