Denbighshire Record Office

Ceiriog Rural District Council Records

Reference code(s): GB 0209 RDD/E

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Title: Ceiriog Rural District Council Records

Short title: Ceiriog Rural District Council records

Dates of creation: 1934-1980

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.912 cubic metres (48 boxes)

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


Administrative and biographical history: Ceiriog Rural District Council, Denbighshire, was formed in 1935 by the amalgamation of Chirk and Llansilin Rural District Councils. It contained the parishes of Chirk, Glyntraian, Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog, Llanarmon Mynydd Mawr, Llangadwaladr, Llangedwyn, Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, Llansanffraid Glyn Ceiriog and Llansilin. The council was composed of 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. Ceiriog Rural District Council was abolished following local government reorganisation in 1974, being absorbed into the new Glyndwr District Council, in the county of Clwyd (the area is now split between Wrexham County Borough and Powys County Council).


Scope and content: Records of Ceiriog Rural District Council, 1934-1980, comprising Clerk's department records, 1934-1974, including minutes, 1934-1974, letter books, 1935-1944, and byelaws, 1936-1955; Treasurer's records, 1935-1974, including ledgers, 1935-1965, financial statements, 1937-1961, account books, 1935-1954, loans account registers and ledgers, 1936-1953, 1972-1974, and staff records, [1940]-1960; Rating Officer's records, 1935-1980, including rate account books, 1935-1966, and rate produce records for Ceiriog RDC and Glyndwr District Council, 1968-1980; Medical Officer of Health's annual report, 1936; and miscellaneous plans of proposed works, [1948]-[1958].


Language/script: English

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

Conditions governing access: Access to some documents within this collection may be restricted under 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; the Clerk to Ceiriog RDC, 1974; the Chief Executive, Glyndwr District Council, 1978, 1989; the Chief Executive, Glyndwr Borough Council per Mr E. J. Lunt, Borough Rating Office, 1984; A. Williams, Finance Section, Directorate of Central Services, Denbighshire County Council, Council Offices, Ruthin, 1996.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. A single item relating to Glyndwr District Council postdates the abolition of 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, Ceiriog 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



Ceiriog (Wales) | Politics and government

Ceiriog (Wales). | Rural District Council | Records and correspondence

Personal names

Corporate names

Ceiriog (Wales) | Rural District Council

Glyndwr (Wales) | District Council