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Anglesey Archives
Llangefni Urban District Council, records

Reference code(s): GB 0221 WBE

Held at: Anglesey Archives

Title: Llangefni Urban District Council Records

Short Title: Llangefni Urban District Council, records

Creation date(s): 1890-1977

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.619 cubic metres (128 items)

Name of creator(s): Llangefni Urban District Council


Administrative/Biographical history: Llangefni Urban District Council (UDC), Anglesey, was established under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1894, covering the civil parish of Llangefni. UDCs were bodies comprising councillors and a chairman, elected for three years. They originally took over responsibility for local sanitation from the local sanitary authorities (in this instance Llangefni Local Board) and their responsibilities could include sanitary services, sewerage, refuse collection, housing, streets, cemeteries, libraries, parks, controls on buildings such as petrol stations, and licensing of public entertainments. UDCs could be administered through a number of committees and by appointed officers including a Clerk, Treasurer, Medical Officer of Health, Surveyor and Sanitary Inspector. Llangefni UDC was abolished in 1974.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Llangefni UDC, 1890-1977, including minutes of Llangefni Local Board, 1890-1895, the Urban District Council, 1895-1974, and various committees, 1919-1943; general ledgers, 1891-1966; rate books, 1934-1971; valuation lists, 1955-1977; various reports relating to town development, 1955-1965; building plans and related papers, 1948-1967; Medical Officer's annual reports and other papers, 1902-1965; wages book and register, 1934-1958; contracts and papers relating to sewerage, 1957-1967; records relating to evacuees, 1939-1945; and housing, 1950-1951.


Language/scripts of material: English

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


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been appraised, and these 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.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. Includes earlier records of Llangefni Local Board inherited by Llangefni Rural District Council.

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 Llangefni Urban 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

Llangefni (Wales) | Politics and government
Llangefni (Wales). | Urban District Council | Archives

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