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Flintshire Record Office
Local Boards of Health (Flintshire), records

Reference code(s): GB 0208 LB

Held at: Flintshire Record Office

Title: Local Health Boards Records

Short Title: Local Boards of Health (Flintshire), records

Creation date(s): 1859-1898

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 32 items

Name of creator(s): Holywell Local Board of Health; Holywell Urban District Council; Mold Local Board of Health; Mold Urban District Council

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Local boards of health were established following the Public Health Act 1848 and the Local Government Act 1858, in populous areas not covered by a town vestry or council, or by Improvement Commissioners. They were responsible for most aspects of public health, including street cleaning, sewerage, water supply and highways. Under the Public Health Act 1872, the local boards were incorporated into urban sanitary authorities, together with boroughs and improvement commissions, while rural sanitary authorities covered the remainder. Urban and rural district councils replaced these in 1895. In Flintshire the Mold Local Board of Health was established in 1859, and the Holywell Local Board of Health in 1862. In 1894 they were replaced by Holywell Urban District Council and Mold Urban District Council respectively.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Records of Holywell Local Board of Health and Holywell Urban District Council, 1863-1898, including board minutes, 1869-1898; committee minutes, 1864-1886; draft minutes, 1872-1895; declarations, 1876-1895; accounts of Market Hall, 1893-8; specification for Town Hall, 1880; correspondence, 1870-1894; plans, 1864-1874; rate books, 1882-1892; and ledgers, 1863-1897; and Mold Local Board of Health and Mold Urban District Council records, 1859-1895, including board minutes, 1859-1895.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into two groups: Group One, Holywell Local Board of Health records: board minutes, committee minutes, draft minutes, declarations, market hall, town hall, correspondence, plans, rate books, and ledgers; and Group Two, Mold Local Board of Health records: board minutes, bye-laws, and plans.

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 deposited at Flintshire Record Office have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: The main groups of Holywell and Mold UDC records are Flitnhsire Record Office, UD/C and UD/D.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. Both groups include material relating to their successor bodies.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project and amended by Elizabeth Pettitt of Flintshire Record Office. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Flintshire Record Office, Schedule of Local Health Boards; Powys County Archives Service Website, Local Boards of Health (http://archives.powys.gov.uk/hold/health.html), viewed 9 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 and May 2005


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Holywell (Wales). | Local Board of Health | Records and correspondence
Holywell (Wales). | Urban District Council | Archives
Mold (Wales). | Local Board of Health | Records and correspondence
Public health | Wales | Flintshire

Personal names

Corporate names
Holywell (Wales) | Local Board of Health
Holywell (Wales) | Urban District Council
Mold (Wales) | Local Board of Health

Places
Flintshire (Wales)
Holywell (Wales)
Mold (Wales)

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