Denbighshire Record Office
Abergele and Pensarn Urban District Council Records
Reference code(s): GB 0209 UDD/C
Title: Abergele and Pensarn Urban District Council Records
Short title: Abergele and Pensarn Urban District Council, records
Dates of creation: 1853-[c. 1974] (mainly 1890-1935)
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 0.57cubic metres (30 boxes)
Name of creator(s): Abergele and Pensarn Urban District Council; Abergele Urban District Council
Administrative and biographical history: Abergele and Pensarn Urban District Council (UDC), Denbighshire, was established under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1894. The Council consisted of councillors and a chairman, elected for three years. The UDC originally took over responsibility for local sanitation from the Pensarn and Abergele local sanitary authorities and its 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. In 1935, the urban district's boundaries were extended, and the council was renamed Abergele UDC. The council was abolished in 1974.
Scope and content: Records of Abergele and Pensarn Urban District Council, 1853-[c. 1974], comprising Clerk's records, 1898-1944, including minutes, 1898-1935; Treasurer's records, 1896-1935, including ledgers, 1902-1935, financial statements, 1896-1932, and wages books, 1927-1933; Rating Officer's records, 1929-1934; Housing Officer's registers, 1914-1936, and accounts, 1924-1936; Surveyor's maps and plans relating to roads, sewerage and holiday camps, 1905-1935, and building control plan registers, 1900-[c. 1974]; Public Health Inspector's journal, 1907-1935; deeds and other documents relating mainly to Bryn Coch, Abergele, 1853-1928; Engineer's agreements, 1931; and Gwrych Castle estate sale particulars, 1909.
ACCESS AND USE
System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: minutes; miscellaneous; agenda and minutes; Treasurer; Rating Officer; Housing Officer; Surveyor; Public Health Inspector; Solicitor; Engineer; and miscellaneous (non-District Council).
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.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained
Accruals: Accruals are not expected
Related units of description: The main records of Abergele UDC are in Denbighshire Record Office, UDD/D.
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. Items after 1935 relate to Abergele UDC. The archive contains some earlier doscuments accumulated by Abergele and Pensarn UDC.
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, Abergele and Pensarn Urban District Council catalogue; Ellis, John Richard, A History of Abergele and District (Mold, 1991); 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