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Anglesey Archives
Aethwy Rural District Council and Dwyran Rural District Council records

Reference code(s): GB 0221 WBG

Held at: Anglesey Archives

Title: Aethwy Rural District Council and Dwyran Rural District Council Records

Short Title: Aethwy Rural District Council and Dwyran Rural District Council records

Creation date(s): 1895-1974

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.928 cubic metres (248 items)

Name of creator(s): Aethwy Rural District Council; Dwyran Rural District Council

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Aethwy and Dwyran Rural District Councils (RDCs), Anglesey, were established under the provisions of then Local Government Act 1894. RDCs were bodies consisting of councillors and a chairman, elected for three years. They originally took over responsibility for local sanitation from the local sanitary authorities and their responsibilities could include sanitary services, sewerage, refuse collection, maintaining local roads, cemeteries, parks, licensing of public entertainments, and later housing. RDCs could be administered by a number of committees and by appointed officers including a Clerk, Treasurer, Medical Officer of Health, Surveyor and Sanitary Inspector. Dwyran comprised the south-eastern part of the island, while Aethwy comprised the eastern portion; they covered the civil parishes of Llandegfan, Llanddaniel (Llanddaniel-Fab), Llanddona, Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll, Llanfihangel Ysgeifiog, Llangadwaladr, Llangaffo, Llangeinwen, Llangoed, Llangristiolus, Llaniestyn Rural, Llannidan (Llanidan), Llansadwrn, Newborough (Niwbwrch), Penmynydd, Pentraeth and Trefdraeth. In 1933 the two Councils were amalgamated as Aethwy RDC, which was abolished in 1974.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Records of Aethwy RDC, comprising minute books and other minutes, 1900-1974; Treasurer's account books, 1945-1971; general ledgers, 1895-1969; valuation lists, 1934-1970; poor rate books, 1897-1927; rate books for different parishes, 1927-1973; rent charge books, 1929-1948; wage books and other financial records, 1944-1970; report books of Sanitary Inspectors and Inspectors of Nuisances, 1907-1943; registers of new dwellings, 1957-1972; and records of Dwyran RDC, 1892-1933, including minute books, 1911-1928, cash book, 1892-1924, and ledgers, 1910-1933.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Clerk's department; Treasurer's department.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions.

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: eng

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Many of the records were transferred following the abolition of the Council in 1974.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Further records are Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Record Office, WG/3/1095, 1166-1170, including Aethwy Rural District Council minute book, 1895-1900.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used to compile this description: Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Record Office, Records of Aethwy Rural District Council; Jackson, W. Eric, The Structure of Local Government in England and Wales (London: Longmans, 1949); Richards, Melville (ed.), Atlas Môn (Anglesey Community Council, 1972); Hey, David, Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History (Oxford, 1997).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: July 2003


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Aethwy (Wales). | Rural District Council | Records and correspondence
Anglesey (Wales) | Politics and government
Dwyran (Wales). | Rural District Council | Records and correspondence

Personal names

Corporate names
Aethwy (Wales) | Rural District Council
Dwyran (Wales) | Rural District Council

Places
Anglesey (Wales)

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