Denbighshire Record Office

Corwen Parish and Community Council Records

Reference code(s): GB 0209 PCD/104

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Title: Corwen Parish and Community Council Records

Short title: Corwen Parish Council and Community Council records

Dates of creation: 1848-1996

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.342 cubic metres (234 items)

Name of creator(s): Corwen Parish Council; Corwen Community Council.


Administrative and biographical history: Civil parish councils were established by the Local Government Act 1894, taking over responsibilities from parish vestry meetings. 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. Corwen Parish Council,in the county of Merionethshire until 1974, became Corwen Community Council, and Denbighshire became part of Clwyd. Following further reorganization in 1996, the community council is located in Denbighshire.


Scope and content: Records relating to Corwen Parish Council and Community Council, 1848-1996, including minutes, 1875-1994; financial records, 1879-1993; burial ground records, 1848-1974; allotment records, 1894-1933; correspondence and related papers, 1913-1996; records relating to charities, 1896-1996; records relating to Edeyrnion Rural District Council, 1920-1974; and records relating to Merionethshire County Council, 1950-1963; miscellaneous, 1854-1971; photographs, 1911-1935; and maps, 1875-1978.


Language/script: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into: minutes, finance, rates, administration, correspondence and papers, burial ground records, Corwen pavilion, charities, miscellaneous, and photographs and maps; burial ground records, allotment papers, charity papers, footpath papers, commons registration papers, minutes, accounts, registers, Corwen Community Council records, and miscellaneous.

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 Mr H. G. Roberts, Clerk to Corwen Community Council, Clwyd, 1984; Mrs P. Williams, Clerk to Corwen Community Council, Denbighshire, 1999.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The archive includes some earlier burial records pre-dating the establishment of 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, Corwen 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



Corwen (Wales). | Community Council | Archives

Corwen (Wales). | Parish Council | Archives

Parish councils (Local government) | Wales | Corwen

Personal names

Corporate names

Corwen (Wales) | Community Council

Corwen (Wales) | Parish Council

Edeyrnion (Wales) | Rural District Council

Merioneth (Wales) | County Council