Denbighshire Record Office

Abergele Urban District Council Records

Reference code(s): GB 0209 UDD/D

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Title: Abergele Urban District Council Records

Short title: Abergele Urban District Council records

Dates of creation: 1933-1974

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 1.14 cubic metres (60 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Abergele Urban District Council


Administrative and biographical history: In 1935 the boundaries of Abergele and Pensarn Urban District Council (UDC), Denbighshire, were extended, and the authority was renamed Abergele UDC. The Council consisted of councillors and a chairman, elected for three years. The UDC's 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. Abergele UDC was abolished following local government reorganisation in 1974, becoming part of Colwyn Borough Council, Clwyd.


Scope and content: Records of Abergele Urban District Council, 1933-1974, comprising Clerk's department records, 1935-1974, including Council and committee minutes, 1935-1974, correspondence files, 1935-1961, attendance registers, 1962-1973, and records relating to the Second World War, 1939-1947; Treasurers' accounts and ledgers, 1935-1969; Rating Officers' rate books, 1936-1972, and valuation lists, 1935-1970; registers of houses, 1935-1971; maps and plans, 1935-1970; and miscellaneous Public Health Inspectors' and Engineers' registers, 1933-1965.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Clerk; Treasurer; Rating Officer; Housing Officer; Surveyor; Public Health Inspector; Engineer; and Clerk - miscellaneous.

Conditions governing access: Access to some documents within this collection may be restricted under 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, Colwyn Borough Council, Civic Centre, Colwyn Bay, 1981, 1982, 1988; Colwyn Borough Council per Councillor R. G. Waters, Mold, 1987; D. N. Gough, Esq., Director of Housing and Technical Services (Planning Section), Colwyn Borough Council, 1991; A. H. Edwards, Esq., Chief Executive's Department, Colwyn Borough Council, 1991.


Related units of description: Records of Abergele and Pensarn UDC are in Denbighshire Record Office, UDD/C.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

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 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



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