Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Ogwen Rural District Council Records

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XB/14

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Title: Ogwen Rural District Council Records

Short title: Ogwen Rural District Council, records

Dates of creation: 1894-1974

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 135 items

Name of creator(s): Ogwen Rural District Council


Administrative and biographical history: Ogwen Rural District Council (RDC), Caernarfonshire, was created under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1894 and comprised the parishes of Aber, Llandyg√°i, Llanllechid and Pentir. The Council comprised councillors and a chairman, elected for three years. RDCs originally took over responsibility for local sanitation from the local sanitary authorities and their responsibilities grew to include sanitary services, sewerage, refuse collection, maintaining local roads, cemeteries, parks, and licensing of public entertainments, water supply and later housing. RDCs were administered by a number of committees and by appointed officers including a Clerk, Treasurer, Public Health Inspector, Housing Officer, Surveyor and Rating Officer. Ogwen Rural District Council was abolished in 1974 following local government reorganisation, being absorbed into Arfon District Council. Beaumaris Port Health Authority held its meetings in the Council's offices.


Scope and content: Records of Ogwen Rural District Council, 1894-1974, including minutes and agendas, 18954-1974; correspondence and reports, 1895-1936; byelaws and regulations, 1905-1957; various registers, 1933-1973; files relating to sewage schemes, 1934-1971, water schemes, 1949-1957, and public transport, [1959]-1974; highways accounts, 1927-1928; housing records, 1927-1973; sale catalogues relating to the Penrhyn estate, 1925-1948; financial records, 1894-1970, including rating records, 1914-1966; Sanitary Inspector's records, 1894-1957; and minutes and other records of Beaumaris Port Health Authority, 1935-1973.


Language/script: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Clerk's department; and Sanitary Inspector.

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.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected



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: Caernarfon Record Office, Ogwen 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: September 2004



Local government | Wales | Gwynedd

Ogwen (Wales) | Politics and government

Ogwen (Wales). | Rural District Council | Archives

Personal names

Corporate names

Beaumaris (Wales) | Port Health Authority

Ogwen (Wales) | Rural District Council

Penrhyn Estate (Gwynedd, Wales)