Denbighshire Record Office

Prestatyn Urban District Council Records

Reference code(s): GB 0209 UDD/F

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Title: Prestatyn Urban District Council Records

Short title: Prestatyn Urban District Council records

Dates of creation: 1950-1974

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.114 cubic metres (6 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Prestatyn Urban District Council


Administrative and biographical history: Prestatyn Urban District Council (UDC), Flintshire, was established in 1896 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, Rating Officer and Sanitary Inspector. Prestatyn UDC was abolished in 1974 following local government reorganisation, being absorbed into Rhuddlan Borough Council.


Scope and content: Prestatyn Urban District Council minutes and reports, 1951-1974; and burial fees ledger, 1950-1966.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: minutes and reports; and cemetery records.

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 DCC Legal and Administration, 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/E.


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, Prestatyn 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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