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Flintshire Record Office
Connah's Quay Urban District Council, records

Reference code(s): GB 0208 UD/B

Held at: Flintshire Record Office

Title: Connah's Quay Urban District Council Records

Short Title: Connah's Quay Urban District Council, records

Creation date(s): 1880s-1974

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 227 items

Name of creator(s): Connah's Quay Urban District Council, Connah's Quay Burial Board


Administrative/Biographical history: Connah's Quay 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. Connah's Quay UDC took over the responsibilities of Connah's Quay Burial Board. Connah's Quay UDC was abolished in 1974, following local government reorganisation, and was absorbed into Alun and Deeside District Council.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Clerk's department, [1880s]-1975, including Council minutes, 1901-1961, committee minutes, 1896-1974, correspondence files, 1966-1975, seal registers, 1942-1971, and statutory registers, 1902-1971; Connah's Quay Burial Board records, 1883-1967; records of the Treasurer's department comprising general ledgers, 1910-1974, and Treasurer's accounts, 1915-1950; rate books, 1959-1965; Medical Officer of Health's annual reports, 1965-1972; Surveyor's building control plans, 1897-1961, and architectural plans for Connah's Quay council offices, [1960s].


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following groups by deposit: Clerk; Connah's Quay burial board; Treasurer; Rating Officer; Surveyor (1st group); Clerk; Treasurer; Medical Officer of Health (2nd group); Surveyor (3rd group); and Medical Officer (4th 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: Deposited by the Clerk to Connah's Quay UDC, 1973, 1976, by the Chief Executive, Alun and Deeside District Council, Hawarden, 1975-1996, and privately.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The archive includes earlier records of Connah's Quay Burial Board, transferred to Connah's Quay UDC.

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, Connah's Quay 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

Connah's Quay (Wales) | Politics and government
Connah's Quay (Wales). | Urban District Council | Archives
Connah's Quay Burial Board | Archives

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