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Flintshire Record Office
Hawarden Rural District Council, records

Reference code(s): GB 0208 RD/A

Held at: Flintshire Record Office

Title: Hawarden Rural District Council Records

Short Title: Hawarden Rural District Council, records

Creation date(s): 1898-1975

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: c.3424 items

Name of creator(s): Hawarden Rural District Council


Administrative/Biographical history: Hawarden Rural District Council, Flintshire, was created under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1894 and included the parishes of East Saltney, Hawarden, Higher Kinnerton, Hope, Llanfynydd, Sealand, Treuddyn and West Saltney. The council comprised councillors and a chairman, elected for three years. They originally took over responsibility for local sanitation from the local sanitary authorities and their responsibilities included sanitary services, sewerage, refuse collection, maintaining local roads, cemeteries, parks, and licensing of public entertainments, water supply and later housing. Rural District Councils were administered by a number of committees and by appointed officers including a Clerk, Treasurer, Medical Officer of Health, Surveyor and Rating Officer. Hawarden Rural District Council was abolished in 1974 following local government reorganisation, being absorbed into Alyn and Deeside District Council and Wrexham Maelor Borough Council.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Hawarden Rural District Council, including Clerk's department, 1898-1975, including council minutes, 1898-1971, committee minutes, 1905-1975, registers 1898-1974, correspondence relating to slum clearance, 1913-1972, and yearbooks, 1905-1928; Treasurer's department records, 1898-1974, including general ledgers, 1898-1974, loans ledgers, 1905-1955, wages and salaries registers, 1924-1959, accounts, 1932-1940, abstracts of accounts, 1961-1973, and cash books, 1947-1955; Rating Officer's records, 1927-1963, including valuation lists, 1929-1962, and rate books, 1927-1963; Housing Officer's records, 1907-1958; Surveyor's building control plans and registers, 1904-1948, and other records, 1898-1949; Medical Officer of Health's annual reports, 1968-1972; and photographs, 1947-1968.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Clerk; Treasurer; Rating Officer; Housing Officer; Surveyor; Medical Officer of Health; and photographs.

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: Usual copyright regulations 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:



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, Hawarden Rural 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); Richards, Melville, Welsh Administrative and Territorial Units (Cardiff, 1969); Civic Heraldry of England and Wales website (, viewed 15 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

Hawarden (Wales : rural district) | Politics and government
Hawarden (Wales). | Rural District Council | Archives

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Hawarden (Wales : rural district)

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