ANW logo

Archives Network Wales

Search the collections:        Search help | Advanced search   | Browse by repository

Browse the indices: Combined(searchable) Personal names Corporate names Places Subjects



[New to Archives?]

[Family history]

[Admin menu]

List of repositories  |  List of collections at Flintshire Record Office  |  Repository home page  |  Contact details

Flintshire Record Office
Holywell Urban District Council records

Reference code(s): GB 0208 UD/C

Held at: Flintshire Record Office

Title: Holywell Urban District Council Records

Short Title: Holywell Urban District Council records

Creation date(s): 1724-1974 (accumulated [1894]-1974)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 360 items

Name of creator(s): Holywell Urban District Council; Holywell District School Board; Holywell Local Board of Health; Richard Bromley(Solicitor)


Administrative/Biographical history: Holywell 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. The Council took over responsibility for local sanitation from Holywell Local Board of Health (formed in 1862) and its 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. Holywell UDC was abolished in 1974 following local government reorganisation, being absorbed into Delyn Borough Council.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Holywell Urban District Council and related bodies, 1724-1974, comprising records of the Clerk's department, 1851-1974, including council and committee minutes, 1895-1974, statutory registers, 1853-1959, and correspondence, 1894-1941; records of the Treasurer's department, 1897-1963, including general ledgers, 1897-1963, and Treasurer's accounts, 1912-1953; records of the Rating Officer, 1897-1963; maps and plans of the Surveyor's department, 1863-1969; the Medical Officer of Health's annual report, 1971; records relating to Richard Bromley, 1837-1916, including draft deeds relating mainly to Flintshire, 1862-1916, case papers, 1863-1915, and probate and bankruptcy records, 1867-1912; records of Holywell Local Board of Health and Urban District Council, 1862-1960, and Holywell District School Board, 1878-[c. 1912]; and deeds and other records relating to property in Holywell, 1724-1930.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Clerk; Treasurer; Rating Officer; Surveyor; Medical Officer of Health (1st group); Clerk; Rating Officer; Surveyor (2nd group); practice papers; case papers; probate and bankruptcy; investments; miscellaneous (Richard Bromley MSS); constitution; financial; School Board; Poor Law; property; miscellaneous (Holywell Local Board and Urban District Council).

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:


Related material: Further records are in Flintshire Record Office, LB, Local Health Board Records.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The archive includes earlier deeds accumulated by the Council and records created by its predecessor bodies.

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, Holywell Urban District Council catalogue; 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); Veysey, A. G. (ed.), Guide to the Flintshire Record Office (Denbigh, 1974).

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2004

Deeds | Wales | Flintshire
Holywell (Wales) | Politics and government
Holywell (Wales). | Local Board of Health | Records and correspondence
Holywell (Wales). | Urban District Council | Archives
Holywell School Board | Records and correspondence

Personal names
Bromley , Richard , [alive early 20th century]

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

Holywell (Wales)

List of repositories  |  List of collections at Flintshire Record Office  |  Repository home page  |  Contact details