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Flintshire Record Office
Rhyl Improvement Commissioners, records

Reference code(s): GB 0208 IC

Held at: Flintshire Record Office

Title: Rhyl Improvement Commissioners Records

Short Title: Rhyl Improvement Commissioners, records

Creation date(s): 1751-1928

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 66 items

Name of creator(s): Rhyl Improvement Commissioners


Administrative/Biographical history: In 1852 the Rhyl Improvement Act incorporated the Rhyl Improvement Commissioners with powers to hold a market, provide a cemetery, supply water, and for cleansing, draining, lighting, and paving. These powers were extended by the Rhyl Improvement Act 1872, so the commissioners were able to construct new roads and sewage works, and to take over the Rhyl Bridge Company and the Rhyl Promenade Pier Company. The Rhyl Improvement Act 1892 gave them the power to purchase the Rhyl District Water Company, and also to embank and reclaim the Foryd mudlands. In 1894, their powers passed to the Rhyl Urban District Council.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Rhyl Improvement Commissioners, including minutes, 1852-1894; Acts of Parliament, 1751-1901; accounts, 1852-1917; notices of motion, 1882-1928; mortgages, 1853-1894; maps and plans, 1852-1894; and general ledgers, 1882-1896.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Commissioners' Minutes; Committee Minutes; Acts of Parliament; Accounts; Notices of Motion; Mortgages; Advertising of Rhyl; maps and plans; general ledgers and miscellaneous.

Conditions governing access: Data Protection Act restrictions will apply to any items less than 100 years old that contain sensitive personal information as defined by the Act.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual Copyright Restrictions Apply. Copyright has passed to Flintshire County Council to copying should usually be possible.

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 have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:


Related material: Further papers are Flintshire Record Office, UD/F, D/DM/1109 and D/DM/714 and Denbighshire Record Office, UDD/E.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. Some records extend beyond the date at which the Commissioners' powers were transferred to Rhyl UDC.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Flintshire Record Office, Schedule of Rhyl Improvement Commissioners.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2 and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2004

Local government | Wales | Rhyl
Rhyl Improvement Commissioners | Records and correspondence

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Rhyl (Wales)

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