Denbighshire Record Office

Aled Rural District Council Records

Reference code(s): GB 0209 RDD/B

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Title: Aled Rural District Council Records

Short title: Aled Rural District Council Records

Dates of creation: 1916-1980 (mainly 1927-1974)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.57 cubic metres (30 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Aled Rural District Council, Denbighshire.


Administrative and biographical history: Aled Rural District Council, Denbighshire, was created in 1935, and incorporated most of the previous St Asaph (Denbigh) Rural District Council. The rural district included the parishes of Abergele Rural, Betws-yn-Rhos, Bylchau, Cefn, Llaneilian-yn-Rhos, Llanefydd, Llanfair Talhaearn, Llansannan, Llansantffraid Glan Conwy and Trefnant. 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. Aled Rural District Council was abolished in 1974 following local government reorganisation, being absorbed into Colwyn Borough Council, Clwyd, and Aberconwy Borough Council, Gwynedd.


Scope and content: Records of Aled Rural District Council, 1916-1980, including minutes, 1935-1974, Clerk's correspondence files, 1916, 1931-1974, 1980, concerning subjects including parish councils, housing, public buildings and amenities, water supply, sewerage schemes and the Welsh language; Treasurer's department records, 1933-1974, including ledgers, 1949-1967, and registers, 1933-1974; Housing Officer's registers and other records, 1927-1964; Surveyor's correspondence, 1946-1965, maps, 1940, 1950, and building control registers of plans, 1935-1974; Medical Officer of Health annual reports, 1966-1969; schedule of documents transferred from Nanconwy RDC, 1935; and printed material, 1949-1970.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Clerk; Treasurer; Housing Officer; Surveyor; and Solicitor.

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.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by the Chief Executive, Colwyn Borough Council, Civic Centre, Colwyn Bay, 1982-1988.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. A few items deposited among the Clerk's correspondence files postdate the abolition of the Council, and a few documents are earlier records pre-dating its creation.

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, Aled Rural District Council 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); Richards, Melville, Welsh Administrative and Territorial Units (Cardiff, 1969).

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

Date(s) of description: March 2004



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