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Anglesey Archives
Twrcelyn Rural District Council records

Reference code(s): GB 0221 WBH

Held at: Anglesey Archives

Title: Twrcelyn Rural District Council Records

Short Title: Twrcelyn Rural District Council records

Creation date(s): 1889-1974

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.877 cubic metres (521 items)

Name of creator(s): Twrcelyn Rural District Council


Administrative/Biographical history: Twrcelyn Rural District Council (RDC), Anglesey, was established by the Local Government Act 1894. RDCs were bodies comprising councillors and a chairman, elected for three years. They 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, 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, medical officer of health, surveyor and sanitary inspector. Twrcelyn RDC included most of the northeast of the county of Anglesey (covering Bodewrywd, Carreglefn, Llanbabo, Llanfflewin, Rhodogeidio, Coedana, Llanallgo, Llanbadrig, Llanbedrgoch, Llandyfrydog, Llanddyfnan, Llaneilian, Llanerchymedd, Llaneugrad, Llanfihangel Tre'r-beirdd, Llanfair Mathafarn Eithaf, Llanfechell, Rhosybol, Llangwyllog, Tregaian, Llechcynfarwy, Penrhoslligwy, and Llanwenllwyfo), with the exception of Amlwch, which became a separate Urban District Council in 1901. Twrcelyn RDC was abolished in 1974.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Twrcelyn RDC, 1889-1974, including Council minute books, 1899-1974; minute books of the Finance and other committees, 1919-1968; general ledgers, 1889-1967; rate account books of various individual parishes, 1930-1966, and numerous parishes combined, 1948-1972; water rate books, 1943-1955; records of wages and salaries, 1944-1961; report books of building surveyor and sanitary inspector, 1934-1958; various registers, 1939-1967; papers relating to Traeth Coch Coast Protection Scheme, 1972-1973; byelaws, 1905, 1939; and Medical Officer's annual reports, 1908-1909; valuation lists, 1934 and 1955; report book of building surveyor and sanitary inspector, 1934-1958; and housing records, 1905-1967.


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.

Physical characteristics: A few of the rate books are fragile.

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 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.


Related material: Related material is Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Record Office, WM 2028.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. Contains some records inherited from its predecessor sanitary authority.

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 Twrcelyn 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

Twrcelyn (Wales) | Politics and government
Twrcelyn (Wales). | Rural District Council | Archives

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Twrcelyn (Wales) | Rural District Council

Coedana (Wales)
Llanbabo (Wales)
Llanbadrig (Wales)
Llandyfrydog (Wales)
Llaneilian (Wales)
Llanerchymedd (Wales)
Llanfair Mathafarn Eithaf (Wales)
Llanfflewyn (Wales)
Llanfihangel Tre’r-beirdd (Wales)

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