Denbighshire Record Office

Llangollen Urban District Council Records

Reference code(s): GB 0209 UDD/B

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Title: Llangollen Urban District Council Records

Short title: Llangollen Urban District Council records

Dates of creation: 1865-1974

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.551 cubic metres (29 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Llangollen Urban District Council


Administrative and biographical history: Llangollen Urban District Council (UDC), Denbighshire, was established under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1894. It was contiguous with the civil parish of Llangollen Urban. The Council consisted of councillors and a chairman, elected for three years. UDCs originally took over responsibility for local sanitation from the local sanitary authorities and their responsibilities included sanitary services, sewerage, refuse collection, housing, streets, cemeteries, libraries, parks, controls on buildings such as petrol stations, and licensing of public entertainments. UDCs were administered by a number of committees and by appointed officers including a Clerk, Treasurer, Medical Officer of Health, Surveyor, Rating Officer and Sanitary Inspector. Llangollen UDC was abolished in 1974 following local government reorganisation, being absorbed into Glyndwr District Council.


Scope and content: Records of Llangollen Urban District Council, 1865-1974, comprising Clerk's department records, 1865-1974, including minutes, 1920-1974, general files, 1923-1973, registers of mortgages, 1865-1952, and byelaws and regulations, 1896-1971; Treasurers' records, 1923-1974, including ledgers, 1944-1974, and account books, 1923-1965; Rating Officers' valuation lists, 1929-1963, and rate books, 1906-1974; and various registers, 1906-1970.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Clerk; Treasurer; Rating Officer; Housing Officer; Public Health Inspector; and Librarian.

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 Chief Executive, Glyndwr District Council, 1974, 1978, 1989; the Chief Executive, Glyndwr Borough Council per Mr E. J. Lunt, Borough Rating Officer, 1984; B. W. Williams, Esq., Glyndwr District Council, 1993; and A. Williams, Finance Section, Directorate of Central Services, Denbighshire County Council, Ruthin, 1996.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The archive includes some earlier 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 Urban 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: April 2004



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