Denbighshire Record Office

Prestatyn Ecclesiastical Parish Records

Reference code(s): GB 0209 P/50

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Title: Prestatyn Ecclesiastical Parish Records

Short title: Prestatyn parish records

Dates of creation: 1794-1975

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: (231 items)

Name of creator(s): Prestatyn Parish


Administrative and biographical history: The county of Flintshire falls within the Diocese of St Asaph and consists of over fifty ecclesiastical parishes, including Prestatyn. The records of individual ecclesiastical parishes in Flintshire include registers of baptisms, marriages and burials, as well as records of the churchwardens and Parochial Church Councils, parish charities, schools, clubs and societies. Parish records were deposited at the Clwyd Record Office, following an agreement of 1976 between the Church in Wales and the Welsh County Councils. Following a decision by the Church in Wales to group parish collections by deanery, the records were transferred to Denbighshire Record Office in June 2009


Scope and content: Records of Prestatyn parish, 1794-1975, including registers, 1861-1971; service registers, 1902-1970; income records, 1866-1940; incumbent records, 1905-1927; churchwarden's records, 1861-1958; Parochial Church Council minutes, 1905-1960; records of church affairs, 1860-1975; school records, 1882-1972; tithe records, 1839-1870; enclosure records, 1794-1873; and miscellaneous, 1808-1923.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: incumbent; churchwardens; Parochial Church Council; church affairs; church organisations; school; tithe; enclosure; 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 Denbighshire and Flintshire Record Offices.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Flintshire Record Office have been retained by Denbighshire Record Office.

Accruals: Accruals are possible

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Rev. G. F. Hughes, Prestatyn, Clwyd, 1973, 1978.


Existence and location of copies: Microfilm copies of the parish registers are available at Flintshire Record Office, Denbighshire Record Office and the National Library of Wales.


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, Prestatyn Parish records catalogue; Diocese of St Asaph Homepage (, viewed 19 February 2004; GENUKI (UK and Ireland genealogy) website (, viewed 19 February 2004.

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

Date(s) of description: February 2004



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