Denbighshire Record Office
Ceiriog Rural District Council Records
Reference code(s): GB 0209 RDD/E
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, -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, -.
ACCESS AND USE
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.
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