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Flintshire Record Office
Rhyl Improvement Commissioners and Rhyl UDC, additional records

Reference code(s): GB 0208 D/DM/714

Held at: Flintshire Record Office

Title: Rhyl Improvement Commissioners and Urban District Council Additional Records

Short Title: Rhyl Improvement Commissioners and Rhyl UDC, additional records

Creation date(s): 1854-1948

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 103 items

Name of creator(s): Rhyl Improvement Commissioners; Rhyl Urban District Council


Administrative/Biographical history: The Rhyl Improvement Commissioners were established in 1852 by Private Act of Parliament to perform many of the tasks of local government, prior to the creation of the Rhyl Urban District Council in 1894. The duties of the Commissioners included construction and repair of main roads and sewerage works, administering tenancies of market hall stalls, and management of Towyn Isolation Hospital. Rhyl Urban District Council (UDC), Flintshire, was established under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1894. Rhyl UDC was abolished in 1974 following local government reorganisation, being absorbed into Rhuddlan Borough Council.


Scope and content/abstract: Records relating to the Rhyl Improvement Commissioners, 1854-1916, including: deeds of land in Flintshire, 1859-1894; sale particulars and plans, 1855-[c. 1894]; contracts, agreements and mortgages relating to the town of Rhyl, 1854-1916; and correspondence and papers, 1869-1893; records of Rhyl Urban District Council, 1890-1948, including: rate books, 1914; deeds, 1891-1905; sale particulars and plans, 1894-1928; contracts, agreements and mortgages in connection with public works, 1895-1939; correspondence, 1895-1946; records relating to Royal National Eisteddfodau, Rhyl, 1890-1905; and miscellaneous, 1896-1948.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Rhyl Improvement Commissioners; Rhyl U.D.C.

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

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Flintshire Record Office.


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:


Related material: Further papers are Flintshire Record Office, UD/F, D/DM/1109 and IC and Denbighshire Record Office, UDD/E.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The majority of the records are of Rhyl Urban District Council Records.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Flintshire Record Office, Schedule of Rhyl Improvement Commissioners; Hey, David, Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History, (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1997); Jackson, W. Eric, The Structure of Local Government in England and Wales (London: Longmans, 1949).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2004

Local government | Wales | Rhyl
Rhyl (Flintshire). Improvement Commission | Records and correspondence
Rhyl (Wales). | Urban District Council | Records and correspondence

Personal names

Corporate names
Rhyl (Wales) | Improvement Commission
Rhyl (Wales) | Urban District Council

Rhyl (Wales)

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