Denbighshire Record Office

Edeyrnion Rural District Council Records

Reference code(s): GB 0209 RDD/L

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Title: Edeyrnion Rural District Council Records

Short title: Edeyrnion Rural District Council records

Dates of creation: 1881-1974

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.836 cubic metres (44 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Edeyrnion Rural District Council; Corwen Rural Sanitary Authority; Corwen Parochial Committee; Corwen Market Hall Co.


Administrative and biographical history: Edeyrnion Rural District Council, Merionethshire, was established under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1894. It contained the parishes of Betws Gwerful Goch, Corwen, Gwyddelwern, Llandrillo, Llangar and Llansanffraid Glyndyfrdwy. 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, Rating Officer, Public Health Inspector, Housing Officer and Surveyor. Edeyrnion Rural District Council was abolished after local government reorganisation in 1974, being absorbed into Glyndwr District Council, Clwyd. The council accumulated the records of Corwen Rural Sanitary Authority, Corwen Parochial Committee, and Corwen Market Hall Co.


Scope and content: Records of Edeyrnion Rural District Council, 1881-1974, comprising Clerk's Department records, 1894-1974, including minutes, 1894-1974, letter books, 1902-1935, and files of correspondence and papers, 1914-1971; Treasurer's records, 1928-1974, including general ledgers, 1937-1974, Treasurer's accounts, 1937-1961, and financial statements, 1928-1936; Rating Officer's records, 1917-1974, including valuation lists, 1950-1956, rate books (sample), 1917-1974, and water rates and rent books, 1929-1944; minutes of Corwen Rural Sanitary Authority, 1881-1895, and Corwen Parochial Committee, 1891-1942; and Corwen Market Hall Co. records, 1901-1922.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Clerk; Treasurer; Rating Officer; and other authorities.

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 the Clerk to Edeyrnion Rural District Council, 1974; the Registrar, Neuadd Edeyrnion, Corwen, 1975; the Chief Executive Glyndwr District Council, 1978, 1989; the Treasurer, Glyndwr District Council, Ruthin, 1982; the Chief Executive, Glyndwr Borough Council per Mr E. J. Lunt, Borough Rating Officer, 1984; B. W. Williams, Esq., Glyndwr District Council, 1993; Glyndwr District Council, Ruthin, 1994; and by A. Williams, Finance Section, Directorate of Central Services, Denbighshire County Council, County Offices, Wynnstay Road, Ruthin, 1996.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The archive caontains earlier records accumulated by the Council from its predecessor body, Corwen Rural Sanitary Authority.

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, Edeyrnion 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



Edeyrnion (Wales) | Politics and government

Edeyrnion (Wales). | Rural District Council | Archives

Personal names

Corporate names

Corwen (Wales) | Parish Council

Corwen (Wales) | Rural Sanitary Authority

Corwen Market Hall Company

Edeyrnion (Wales) | Rural District Council