Denbighshire Record Office
Local Boards of Health Records
Reference code(s): GB 0209 LBD
Title: Local Boards of Health Records
Short title: Local Boards of Health records
Dates of creation: 1865-1915
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 0.228 cubic metres (48 items)
Name of creator(s): Pensarn Local Board; Abergele and Pensarn Local Board; Abergele and Pensarn Urban District Council; Colwyn Bay and Colwyn Local Board; Colwyn Bay and Colwyn Urban District Council
Administrative and biographical history: Local boards of health were established following the Public Health Act 1848 and the Local Government Act 1858, in populous areas not covered by a town vestry or council, or by improvement commissioners. They were responsible for most aspects of public health, including street cleaning, sewerage, water supply and highways. Under the Public Health Act 1872, the local boards were incorporated into urban sanitary authorities, together with boroughs and improvement commissions, while rural sanitary authorities covered the remainder. Urban and rural district councils replaced these in 1895. The Pensarn Local Board was formed in 1867, and was replaced by the Abergele and Pensarn Board from 1876 to 1894 until the creation of the Abergele Urban District Council. A preliminary Local Board was created for the Abergele and Pensarn District in 1865. The Colwyn Bay and Colwyn Local Board was replaced by the Colwyn Bay and Colwyn Urban District Council in 1894.
Scope and content: Records of Local Boards of Health in Denbighshire, 1865-1915, consisting of records of Abergele and Pensarn Local Board and Urban District Council, 1865-1901, including minutes, 1865-1899; ledgers, 1867-1901; financial statements, 1883-1899; rate books, 1879-1889; and maps, 1868-1877; records of Colwyn Bay and Colwyn Local Board, 1887-1915, including minutes, 1887-1897; correspondence, 1889-1895; accounts, 1887-1915; deeds, 1890-1894; photographs, [c. 1875]x; and miscellaneous, 1889-1894.
ACCESS AND USE
System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Abergele and Pensarn Local Board; and Colwyn Bay and Colwyn Local Board.
Conditions governing access: No restrictions
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.
Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Denbighshire Record Office.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Denbighshire Record Office have been retained.
Accruals: Accruals are not expected
Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by the Chief Executive, Colwyn Borough Council, Colwyn Bay, Clwyd, 1982.
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds
Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Denbighshire Record Office, Schedule of Local Boards of Health Records; Powys County Archives Service Website, Local Boards of Health (http://archives.powys.gov.uk/hold/health.html), viewed 25 March 2004.
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of description: March 2004