Flintshire Record Office
St Asaph Diocesan Deeds and Papers
Reference code(s): GB 0208 D/DM/746 and related [D/DM/748, /764, /1326]
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].
ACCESS AND USE
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.
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