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Lleyn Rural District Council Records

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XB/13

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Title: Lleyn Rural District Council Records

Short title: Lleyn Rural District Council, records

Dates of creation: 1895-1985

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 221 items

Name of creator(s): Lleyn Rural District Council


Administrative and biographical history: Lleyn Rural District Council, Llŷn, Caernarfonshire, was created under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1894 and comprised the parishes of Aberdaron, Aber-erch, Bardsey, Beddgelert (part), Bodferin, Bodfuan, Botwnnog, Bryncroes, Carnguwch, Ceidio, Dolbenmaen, Edern, Llanbedrog, Llandudwen, Llandygwnning, Llanengan, Llanfaelrhys, Llanfihangel Bachellaeth, Llangïan, Llangwnnadl, Llangybi, Llaniestyn, Llannor, Llanystumdwy, Mellteyrn, Nefyn, Penllech, Penmorfa, Penrhos, Pistyll, Rhiw and Tudweiliog. The council comprised councillors and a chairman, elected for three years. They originally took over responsibility for local sanitation from the local sanitary authorities and their responsibilities included sanitary services, sewerage, refuse collection, maintaining local roads, cemeteries, parks, and licensing of public entertainments, water supply and later housing. Rural District Councils were administered by a number of committees and by appointed officers including a Clerk, Treasurer, Public Health Inspector, Housing Officer, Surveyor and Rating Officer. Lleyn Rural District Council was abolished in 1974 following local government reorganisation, being absorbed into Dwyfor District Council.


Scope and content: Records of Lleyn Rural District Council, 1895-1985, comprising council and committee minutes, 1895-1974; Clerk's correspondence, 1966-1970; various registers, 1933-1977; declarations of acceptance of office, 1934-1972; financial papers, 1899-1974, including statements, 1927-1947, general account ledgers, 1899-1974, Treasurers' account ledgers, 1928-1942, and correspondence, 1957-1961; rate account books, 1913-1976, and valuation lists, 1928-1985; letters relating to housing, 1937-1958, and Porthmadog Sewage Scheme, 1952-1953.


Language/script: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: financial papers; letters; minute books and agendas; registers; and miscellaneous records.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Caernarfon Record Office, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.
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Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. Some valuation lists post-date the abolition of the Council.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Cofnodion Cyngor Gwledig Llyn/Lleyn Rural District Council Records, 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); Richards, Melville, Welsh Administrative and Territorial Units (Cardiff, 1969).

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

Date(s) of description: August 2004



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