Denbighshire Record Office
St Asaph (Denbigh) Rural District Council Records
Reference code(s): GB 0209 RDD/A
Title: St Asaph (Denbigh) Rural District Council Records
Short title: St Asaph (Denbigh) Rural District Council records
Dates of creation: 1876-1970
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 0.266 cubic metres (14 boxes)
Name of creator(s): St Asaph (Denbigh) Rural District Council; St Asaph (Flint) Rural District Council
Administrative and biographical history: St Asaph (Denbigh) Rural District Council, Denbighshire, was created under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1894. The rural district included the parishes of Abergele, Abergele Rural, Bettws Abergele, Bylchau, Cefn, Llanefydd, Llanfair Talhaearn, Llansannan, and Trefnant in Denbighshire. The council comprised councillors and a chairman, elected for three years. They originally took over responsibility for local sanitation from the local sanitary authorities and their responsibilities included sanitary services, sewerage, refuse collection, maintaining local roads, cemeteries, parks, and licensing of public entertainments, water supply and later housing. Rural District Councils were administered by a number of committees and by appointed officers including a Clerk, Treasurer, Public Health Inspector, Housing Officer, Surveyor and Rating Officer. In 1935, most of the district became the nucleus of the new Aled rural district, with the remainder being added to Abergele urban district. St Asaph (Flint) Rural District Council was in existence from 1894 to 1974.
Scope and content: Records of St Asaph (Denbigh) RDC including council minutes, 1895-1935; committee minutes, 1929-1932; Rating Authority minutes, 1927-1932; Treasurer's department records including general ledgers, 1876-1927; Surveyor's report book, 1926-1929; Medical Officer of Health's annual reports, 1928, 1933; agreements relating to loan repayments, 1897; and minutes of St Asaph (Flintshire) RDC, 1940-1970.
ACCESS AND USE
System of arrangement: Arranged bty deposit into the following: Clerk; and Treasurer; Rating Officer; Surveyor; and Medical Officer of Health.
Conditions governing access: No restrictions
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply
Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Denbighshire Record Office.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained
Accruals: Accruals are not expected
Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by the Chief Executive, Rhuddlan Borough Council, Council Offices, Prestatyn, 1981; the Chief Executive, Colwyn Borough Council, Civic Centre, Colwyn Bay, 1982-1988; by DCC Legal and Admin, Russell House, Rhyl (previously Rhuddlan Borough Council), 1996; donated by Welsh Water, Bryn Cowlyd Water Treatment Works, Conway Road, Dolgarrog, Conwy LL32 8JG, 2001.
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The archive contains some earlier records accumulated by the Council. Minutes, 1940-1970, deposited in 1996, belong to the neighbouring St Asaph (Flint) RDC.
Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Denbighshire Record Office, St Asaph (Denbigh) RDC catalogue; Jackson, W. Eric, The Structure of Local Government in England and Wales (London: Longmans, 1949); 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: March 2004