Denbighshire Record Office

Rhyl Urban District Council Records

Reference code(s): GB 0209 UDD/E

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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.


Language/script: English

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.
Detailed catalogue


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



Cemeteries | Wales | Rhyl

Rhyl (Wales). | Urban District Council | Records and correspondence

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Rhuddlan (Wales) | Borough Council

Rhyl (Wales) | Urban District Council