Denbighshire Record Office

Chirk Rural District Council Records

Reference code(s): GB 0209 RDD/C

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Title: Chirk Rural District Council Records

Short title: Chirk Rural District Council records

Dates of creation: 1894-1935

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.627 cubic metres (33 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Chirk Rural District Council; Ceiriog Rural District Council


Administrative and biographical history: Chirk Rural District Council, Denbighshire, was created under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1894. The rural district originally included the parishes of Chirk and Llansilin. In 1897, Llansilin was removed and Glyntraian and Llansanffraid Glyn Ceiriog were transferred from Llangollen rural district. In 1935, the district was absorbed into the new Ceiriog rural district. 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.


Scope and content: Records of Chirk Rural District Council and related bodies, 1867-1953, comprising Clerk's department records, 1895-1935, including minutes, 1895-1934, agenda papers, 1908-1925, letters and letter books, 1895-1935, and records relating to the National Registration Act 1915, 1915-1919; records of the Treasurer's Department, 1895-1953, including ledgers, 1908-1935, statements, 1895-1935, accounts, 1897-1935, housing accounts records, 1920-1953; Rating Officer's records, 1867-1935, including valuation lists, 1867-1934, and rate books, 1873-1932; Public Health Inspector's reports, registers and housing inspection records, 1897-1944; and Medical Officer of Health's annual reports, 1898-1934.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Clerk; Treasurer; Rating Officer; Housing Officer; Surveyor; Public Health Inspector; and Medical Officer of Health.

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 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 Messrs Richards and Son, Solicitors, Bank Buildings, Llangollen, 1973, and the Clerk to Ceiriog RDC, 1974.


Related units of description: The records of Ceiriog RDC are Denbighshire Record Office, RDD/E.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. A few records for housing accounts and Public Inspector of Health after 1935 relate to the successor authority, Ceiriog 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, Chirk 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).

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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