Denbighshire Record Office

Ruabon Parish Council and Community Council Records

Reference code(s): GB 0209 PCD/89

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Title: Ruabon Parish Council and Community Council Records

Short title: Ruabon Parish Council and Community Council records

Dates of creation: 1858-1982

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.776 cubic metres(186 items)

Name of creator(s): Ruabon Parish Council; Ruabon Community Council; Ruabon Burial Board; Ruabon Burial Joint Committee


Administrative and biographical history: Civil parish councils were established by the Local Government Act 1894. The 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. Ruabon Parish Council was located in the county of Denbighshire until 1974, when its roles were taken over by Ruabon Community Council and Denbighshire became part of Clwyd. It is now in Wrexham County Borough. The Ruabon Burial Board was established in 1858, and was succeeded in 1895 by the Ruabon Burial Joint Committee, which was responsible for the parishes of Rhosllanerchrugog and Penycae, as well as Ruabon.


Scope and content: Records of Ruabon Parish and Community Council, 1858-1982, including minutes, 1894-1973; financial records, 1895-1979; correspondence and related papers, 1922-1982; maps and plans, 1912-1978; photographs, [pre 1947]; and miscellaneous, 1901-1980; and records of Ruabon Burial Board and Joint Committee, 1858-1981, consisting of minutes, 1858-1953; registers, 1860-1981; financial records, 1859-1980; and correspondence and related papers, 1860-1979.


Language/script: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Ruabon Parish Council, minutes; accounts; correspondence; and miscellaneous; and Ruabon Burial Joint Committee, minutes; registers; financial; and correspondence and papers.

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 Ruabon Community Council, Clwyd, 1984, 1985.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The archive includes earlier records accumulated by the Parish Council.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: Denbighshire Record Office, Catalogue, Ruabon Parish Council Records.

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

Date(s) of description: May 2004



Burial | Wales | Ruabon

Parish councils (Local government) | Wales | Ruabon

Ruabon (Wales). | Community Council | Records and correspondence

Ruabon (Wales). | Parish Council | Records and correspondence

Ruabon Burial Board | Records and correspondence

Ruabon Burial Joint Committee | Records and correspondence

Personal names

Corporate names

Ruabon (Wales) | Community Council

Ruabon (Wales) | Parish Council

Ruabon Burial Board

Ruabon Burial Joint Committee