Denbighshire Record Office

Llanelian-yn-Rhos Parish Council and Community Council Records

Reference code(s): GB 0209 PCD/53

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Title: Llanelian-yn-Rhos Parish Council and Community Council Records

Short title: Llanelian-yn-Rhos Parish Council and Community Council records

Dates of creation: 1791-1983

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.114 cubic metres (99 items)

Name of creator(s): Llanelian-yn-Rhos Parish Council; Llanelian-yn-Rhos Community Council.


Administrative and biographical history: Civil parish councils were established by the Local Government Act 1894. Prior to 1894, parish vestry meetings were responsible for local church and civil administration, including rates, housing sanitation and schools. Parish council records can include minute books, financial statements, correspondence, copies of planning applications, and rate lists. Community councils replaced parish councils under the local government reorganization in 1974. Llanelian-yn-Rhos Parish Council was located in the county of Denbighshire until 1974, when its roles were taken over by Llanelian-yn-Rhos Community Council and Denbighshire became part of Clwyd. Until the Poor Law Amendment Act 1834, relief of the poor was the responsibility of the parish. Following the Act, parishes were grouped into Unions which were charged to provide a workhouse for the relief of the able-bodied poor. Conway Poor Law Union was formed in 1837; its operation was overseen by an elected Board of Guardians, representing its constituent parishes, including Llanelian-yn-Rhos. The parish was reponsible for assessing and collecting rates and overseeing the poor.


Scope and content: Records relating to Llanelian-yn-Rhos Parish Council and Community Council, 1791-1983, including vestry records, 1791-1875; minute books, 1898-1974; declarations of parish councillors of acceptance of office, 1895-1952; receipt and payment books, 1895-1983; financial statements, 1895-1947; Denbighshire County Council publications, 1898-1926; Conway Rural District Council financial statements, 1896-1926; miscellaneous, 1895-1980; poor rates and evaluations with related papers, 1822-1927.


Language/script: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into: vestry records, Poor Law records, Parish Council records and Community Council 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 in Denbighshire Record Office.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Denbighshire Record Office have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are possible

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by the Clerk to Llanelian-yn-Rhos Parish Council, 1965; Mr T. E. Francis, Clerk to Llanelian-yn-Rhos Community Council, Colwyn Bay, Clwyd, 1986.


Related units of description: Further records of Conway Union are Denbighshire Record Office, GD/D, and Conwy Archives, GD3.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The archive includes earlier vestry meeting records transferred to the Parish Council.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used to compile this description: Denbighshire Record Office, Catalogue, Llanelian-yn-Rhos Parish Council Records; The History of Poor Law website (, viewed 10 May 2004.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of description: May 2004



Conway Union | Board of Guardians | Archives

Llanelian-yn-Rhos (Wales). | Community Council | Records and correspondence

Llanelian-yn-Rhos (Wales). | Parish Council | Records and correspondence

Parish councils (Local government) | Wales | Llanelian-yn-Rhos

Poor laws | Wales | Conwy | Administration

Personal names

Corporate names

Conway Union | Board of Guardians

Llanelian-yn-Rhôs (Wales) | Community Council

Llanelian-yn-Rhôs (Wales) | Parish Council