Denbighshire Record Office

Rhuddlan Ecclesiastical Parish Records

Reference code(s): GB 0209 P/54

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Title: Rhuddlan Ecclesiastical Parish Records

Short title: Rhuddlan parish records

Dates of creation: 1681-1979

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: (88 items)

Name of creator(s): Rhuddlan Parish


Administrative and biographical history: The county of Flintshire falls within the Diocese of St Asaph and consists of over fifty ecclesiastical parishes, including Rhuddlan. 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 Rhuddlan parish, 1681-1979, including registers, 1681-1940; service registers, 1918-1979; preacher's books, 1886-1912; churchwarden's records, 1700-1939; vestry minutes, 1730-1851; overseer's records, 1761-1864; school records, 1863-1955; records of charities, 1718-1893; tithe records, 1893-1922; enclosure records, 1794-1842; and miscellaneous, 1965-1970.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into four groups by deposit: Group One, incumbent records; Group Two, incumbent records, churchwarden's records, records of church affairs, vestry minutes, overseer's records, and school records; Group Three, incumbent records, churchwarden's records; Parochial Church Council minutes, records of church affairs, overseer's records, records of charities, school records, tithe records, enclosure records, and miscellaneous; and Group Four, overseer's records, enclosure records, and records of charities.

Conditions governing access: Access to some documents within this collection may be restricted due to Data Protection legislation. Please contact Denbighshire Record Office for further information.

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. R. G. Morgan, Rhuddlan, Clwyd, 1976 - 1991; Clerk of Rhuddlan Parish Council, Flintshire, 1955, 1958, 1971.


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, Rhuddlan Parish records catalogue; Diocese of St Asaph Homepage (, viewed 20 February 2004; GENUKI (UK and Ireland genealogy) website (, viewed 20 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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