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Anglesey Archives
Holyhead Urban District Council, records

Reference code(s): GB 0221 WDAAG; WBD; WDAD

Held at: Anglesey Archives

Title: Holyhead Urban District Council Records

Short Title: Holyhead Urban District Council, records

Creation date(s): 1772-2001 (accumulated 1894-2001)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 1.186 cubic metres

Name of creator(s): Holyhead U.D.C.; Holyhead Local Government Board


Administrative/Biographical history: Holyhead Urban District Council was established in 1894 and took over responsibility from Holyhead Local Government Board, which was established in 1860 in response to problems caused by the rapid growth of the town. It was made up of elected officials including a chairman and councillors. U.D.C.s could be administered by a number of committees and by appointed officers including a clerk, treasurer, medical officer of health, surveyor and sanitary inspector. The UDC had responsibilities for sanitary services, sewerage, refuse collection, housing, streets, cemeteries, libraries, parks, war memorials, licensing of public entertainments, war damage and construction. The other U.D.C.s of Anglesey were Amlwch, Llangefni and Menai Bridge. The U.D.C.s were abolished under local government reorganization in 1974.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Holyhead U.D.C., 1860-2001, including Holyhead Local Government Board minute books, 1860-1894; U.D.C. minute books, 1894-1974; correspondence, [c. 1924]-1966; ledgers, 1899-1970; rate books, 1926-1965; accounts, 1942-1963; construction records, 1936-1967; plans, 1945-1946; records of the War Memorial Committee, 1920-1936; records of the Employment Committee, 1963-1973; records relating to the Shop Hours Acts 1904, 1904; photocopies of burial registers, Maeshyfryd Cemetery, Holyhead Joint Burial Board/Committee, 1876-2001; maps and aerial photographs of sites for proposed construction, 1951-[c. 1967]; plans for road widening and other street improvements, 1906-1973; papers, 1772-1949, mostly relating to Holyhead, comprising literary, historical and geographical tracts and transcripts, maps, plans, prints, drawings, postcards letters and photographs.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: WDAAG and WBD arranged chronologically. WDAD arranged into the following: literary; maps and plans; prints; drawings; postcards; miscellaneous.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Physical characteristics: The aerial photographs are extremely large.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Record Office, Caernarfon 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: eng


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records transferred to the Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Record Office have been appraised and these were selected for retention.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Transferred by Gwynedd County Council, 1974.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. Fonds includes material pre-dating the establishment of Holyhead UDC, inherited from its predecessor bodies, Holyhead Local Government Board and Holyhead Joint Burial Board.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Record Office, Catalogue, Holyhead UDC and additional deposit; Jackson, W. Eric, The Structure of Local Government in England and Wales (London, 1949).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: June 2003

Holyhead (Wales) | Politics and government
Holyhead (Wales). | Urban District Council | Archives
Roads | Wales | Anglesey | Designs and plans

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Holyhead (Wales) | Urban District Council

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