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Anglesey Archives
Anglesey County Council records

Reference code(s): GB 0221 WCC, WCM

Held at: Anglesey Archives

Title: Anglesey County Council Records

Short Title: Anglesey County Council records

Creation date(s): 1837-1986 (accumulated 1996)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 2.58 cubic metres

Name of creator(s): Anglesey County Council


Administrative/Biographical history: Formed under the Local Government Act 1888, the County Council took over many administrative duties of the Court of Quarter Sessions, such as responsibility for roads, bridges, county rates, county buildings, the police force, and licensing. In 1889, the administrative and welfare responsibilities were transferred to the first elected county council (56 members). Further responsibilities in secondary education, technical education and agriculture were added. The Council was relocated from Beaumaris to the new shire hall in Llangefni. The County Council, unusually, was also the Water Authority for the island, 1933-1966, and maintained much of its responsibility for health provision after the National Health Service was established. Anglesey was amalgamated with Caernarfon and Meirionnydd to create the new Gwynedd county council in 1974, as part of the restructuring of local government and a response to the growth in decentralised administration following the establishment of the Welsh Office in 1964. The island continued to be a administrative unit, with the status of Borough Council. Cyngor Sir Ynys Môn/Isle of Anglesey County Council was established in April 1996, as part of Local Government re-organisation, and is responsible for providing all local government services in Anglesey; it has accumulated the collection for deposit.


Scope and content/abstract: Minute books of Anglesey County Council and various committees, [20th century], and miscellaneous records, 1837-1986.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following groups: County Council minutes; County Council miscellaneous.

Conditions governing access: Access to Anglesey Civil Defence/ emergency planning records and Local Government reorganisation files is restricted.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Record Office and the National Register of Archives. It is the policy of Gwasanaeth Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Archives Service to catalogue in the language of the document.

Language codes: engwel


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been appraised, and these were selected for retention.

Accruals: Small accruals are expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Anglesey County Council and its successors



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. Includes earlier records inherited by Anglesey County Council.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were consulted in the compilation of this description: Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Record Office, Catalogue, Anglesey County Council, Miscellaneous records and County Council minutes; Black, Karen, Summary of records in Anglesey County Record Office; Isle of Anglesey County Council website (, viewed 23 June 2003.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: June 2003

Anglesey (Wales) | Politics and government
Anglesey (Wales). | County Council | Archives
Corporate minutes | Wales | Anglesey

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