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Flintshire Record Office
Flintshire Constabulary, records

Reference code(s): GB 0208 FP

Held at: Flintshire Record Office

Title: Flintshire Constabulary Records

Short Title: Flintshire Constabulary, records

Creation date(s): 1857-1969

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 267 items

Name of creator(s): Flintshire Constabulary


Administrative/Biographical history: The Flintshire Constabulary was formed in 1856, to replace the existing parish constables responsible for enforcing the law. The Constabulary was arranged into divisions, including Holywell, Mold, Overton and Rhyl; divisions maintained records including crime registers, summons books, registers of charges, accident books and visits books. In 1967, the Flintshire Constabulary merged with the Denbighshire and Gwynedd Police authorities. Following local government reorganisation in 1974, the enlarged Gwynedd Police became North Wales Police.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Flintshire Constabulary, 1857-1967, including committee minute books, 1872-1891; records of the Chief Constable's office, 1857-1966; records of Flintshire Constabulary headquarters, 1883-1962; registers of prisoners in cells, 1889-1967; divisional records of Holywell, 1877-1940, Mold, 1868-1959, Overton, 1865-1950, and Rhyl, 1935-1955; petty sessional divisions registers of licences, 1901-1962; newspaper cuttings of crimes, 1957-1962; and miscellaneous, 1889-1972.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Committee Minute books; Chief Constable's office; Divisional Records; Registers of prisoners in cells; Constabulary Headquarters; and records of other Constabularies.

Conditions governing access: Data Protection Act restrictions will apply to any items less than 75 years old that contain sensitive personal information as defined by the Act.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Flintshire Record Office. Catalogue is searchable online at:


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Flintshire Record Office have been retained except FP/5/62 (withdrawn).

Accruals: Accruals are not expected, but are possible

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Most records deposited 1967-1972 by Chief Constable, Flintshire Constabulary; Superintendent, Prestatyn Division; Chief Constable, Gwynedd Constabulary.


Related material: GP (Gwynedd Constabulary Records), NP, NPA (North Wales Police Records); Flintshire Constabulary Centenary booklet, 1956

Publication note: Flintshire Constabulary Centenary booklet, 1956


Note: The Accession numbers ascribed to individual items is a recreation of probable accessions. More detail can be found in the Word document FP-ANs (L:\Accessions and Cataloguing\CATALOGUES)

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Flintshire Record Office, Schedule of the Flintshire Constabulary Records; North Wales Police Homepage (, viewed 6 January 2004.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2004

Flintshire Constabulary | Archives
Police | Wales | Flintshire

Personal names

Corporate names
Flintshire Constabulary

Flintshire (Wales)
Holywell (Wales)
Mold (Wales)
Overton (Wrexham, Wales)
Rhyl (Wales)

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