Denbighshire Record Office

Llangollen Rural District Council Records

Reference code(s): GB 0209 RDD/J

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Title: Llangollen Rural District Council Records

Short title: Llangollen Rural District Council records

Dates of creation: [c. 1865]-1935 (accumulated 1894-1935)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.342 cubic metres (18 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Llangollen Rural District Council


Administrative and biographical history: Llangollen Rural District Council, Denbighshire, was created under the provisions of theLocal Government Act 1894. The rural district originally included the parishes of Llangollen Rural, Llantysilio, Bryneglwys, Glyntraian, and Llansanffraid Glyn Ceiriog. In 1897, Glyntraian and Llansanffraid Glyn Ceiriog were transferred to Chirk rural district. In 1935 the district was dissolved, and Llangollen Rural and Llantysilio were transferred to Wrexham rural district, and Bryneglwys to Ruthin 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, Medical Officer of Health, Housing Officer, Surveyor and Rating Officer.


Scope and content: Records of Llangollen Rural District Council, [c. 1865]-1935, comprising Clerk's department records, 1894-1935, including council and committee minutes; Treasurer's records, 1896-1935, including general ledgers, 1898-1932, and financial statements, 1896-1930; Rating Officer's records, [c. 1865]-1935, including valuation lists, [c. 1865], 1929-1934; Medical Officer of Health's annual report, 1931; and Surveyor's building control plans, 1919-1933.


Language/script: English

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

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; the Clerk to Wrexham RDC, 1974; the Chief Executive, Wrexham Maelor Borough Council, 1986; and P. Durrell Esq., Planning Department, Glyndwr District Council, Wynnstay Road, Ruthin, 1989.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The archiev includes earlier rating records transferred to the Council on 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, Llangollen 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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