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Flintshire Record Office
Buckley Urban District Council records

Reference code(s): GB 0208 UD/A

Held at: Flintshire Record Office

Title: Buckley Urban District Council Records

Short Title: Buckley Urban District Council records

Creation date(s): 1897-1974

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 285 items

Name of creator(s): Buckley Urban District Council


Administrative/Biographical history: Buckley Urban District Council (UDC), Flintshire, was established under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1894. The Council comprised councillors and a chairman, elected for three years. UDCs originally took over responsibility for local sanitation from the local sanitary authorities and their responsibilities included sanitary services, sewerage, refuse collection, housing, streets, cemeteries, libraries, parks, controls on buildings such as petrol stations, and licensing of public entertainments. UDCs were administered by a number of committees and by appointed officers including a Clerk, Treasurer, Medical Officer of Health, Surveyor, Rating Officer and Sanitary Inspector. Buckley UDC was abolished in 1974, following local government reorganisation, and was absorbed into Alyn and Deeside District Council.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Clerk's department, 1897-1974, including council and committee minutes, 1897-1971, correspondence files, 1935-1973, and byelaws, 1934-1954; records of the Treasurer's department, 1900-1974, including ledgers, 1919-1974, accounts, 1945-1958, wages books, 1928-1963, and cash books, 1915-1967; records of the Rating Officer comprising general rate books, 1898-1964, and valuation lists, 1928-1963; Surveyor's plans, 1902-1967; Medical Officer of Health's annual report, 1972; sanitation housing registers, 1912-1913; and photograph of Council members and officials, 1935.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Clerk; Treasurer; Rating Officer; Housing Officer; Surveyor (1st group); Clerk; Treasurer; Medical Officer of Health (2nd group); photograph (3rd group).

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

Conditions governing reproduction: Copyright Flintshire County Council. Usual Copyright Restrictions Apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at 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: Parts deposited by the Clerk and Treasurer of Buckley UDC, 1973, 1974; deposited by the Chief Executive, Alyn and Deeside District Council, Hawarden, 1990; and privately deposited.


Related material: Further records are Flintshire Record Office, AN3198.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Flintshire Record Office, Buckley Urban District Council; Jackson, W. Eric, The Structure of Local Government in England and Wales (London: Longmans, 1949); 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: January 2004

Buckley (Wales) | Politics and government
Buckley (Wales). | Urban District Council | Records and correspondence

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Buckley (Wales) | Urban District Council

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