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Flintshire Record Office
Highway Boards records

Reference code(s): GB 0208 HB

Held at: Flintshire Record Office

Title: Highway Boards Records

Short Title: Highway Boards records

Creation date(s): 1858-1898

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 56 items

Name of creator(s): Hawarden and Hope Highway Board; Holywell Highway Board; Mold Highway Board; St Asaph Highway Board

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: In rural areas, highway boards were established under powers granted by the General Highway Act 1835 and the Highways Act 1862 to allow the justices in Quarter Sessions to make orders constituting Highway Districts. In Flintshire, there were boards for Hawarden and Hope, Holywell, Mold, and St Asaph. Each district was governed by a board, consisting of a waywarden for each parish and the local justices. Officials were appointed by the board, including a surveyor. The boards were responsible for highway repairs in their district, taking over from parish vestries. After 1878, highway boards were taken over by rural sanitary authorities. The Local Government Act 1894 abolished Highway Districts.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Hawarden and Hope Highway Board; Holywell Highway Board; Mold Highway Board; and St Asaph Highway Board, 1866-1896, including minutes, 1879-1895; general ledgers, 1879-1895; parochial ledgers, 1879-1895; rate books, 1866-1886; letter book, 1879-1893; surveyor's report book, 1888-1892; surveyor's cash book, 1879-1895; manual labour and materials accounts, 1878-1879; surveyor's wages books, 1879-1880; estimates of expenditure, 1882-1892; vouchers, 1880-1898; and surveyor's accounts taken over from parishes, 1858-1880.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Hawarden and Hope Highway Board; Holywell Highway Board; Mold Highway Board; and St Asaph Highway Board.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

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: http://calmview.flintshire.gov.uk/CalmView/

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

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, Catalogue of County Council Records; Collis, P., The West Glamorgan Achive Service, A Guide to the Collections (Swansea, 1998).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2004


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Hawarden and Hope Highway Board | Archives
Holywell Highway Board | Archives
Mold Highway Board | Archives
Roads | Wales | Flintshire
St Asaph Highway Board | Archives

Personal names

Corporate names
Hawarden and Hope Highway Board
Holywell Highway Board
Mold Highway Board
St Asaph Highway Board

Places
Hawarden (Wales)
Holywell (Wales)
Hope (Wales)
Mold (Wales)

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