Denbighshire Record Office
Rhyl Urban District Council Records
Reference code(s): GB 0209 UDD/E
Title: Rhyl Urban District Council Records
Short title: Rhyl Urban District Council records
Dates of creation: 1910-1994
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 0.589 cubic metres (31 boxes)
Name of creator(s): Rhyl Urban District Council; Rhuddlan Borough Council
Administrative and biographical history: Rhyl Urban District Council (UDC), Flintshire, was established under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1894. The Council comprised 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 and Rating Officer. Rhyl UDC was abolished in 1974 following local government reorganisation, being absorbed into Rhuddlan Borough Council, which continued its burial functions.
Scope and content: Council minutes, 1937-1974; printed minutes, 1910-1938; registers of burials, 1901-1994; cemetery superintendents' registers of internments, 1920-1979; cemetery books, 1964-1975; ministers' fees ledger, 1966-1976.
ACCESS AND USE
System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: minutes; printed minutes; and cemetery records.
Conditions governing access: No restrictions
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
Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by DCC Legal and Admin, Russell House, Rhyl (previously Rhuddlan Borough Council), 1996; Denbighshire County Council, Technical Services, Caledfryn, Denbigh (previously held at Bodelwyddan), 1999.
Related units of description: Further records are in Flintshire Record Office, UD/F, D/DM/714, D/DM/1109.
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. Some cemetery records relate to successor authorities.
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, Rhyl Urban District Council catalogue; Flintshire Record Office, Rhyl 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