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Flintshire Record Office
St. Asaph Rural District Council, Flintshire, records

Reference code(s): GB 0208 RD/D

Held at: Flintshire Record Office

Title: St. Asaph (Flintshire) Rural District Council Records

Short Title: St. Asaph Rural District Council, Flintshire, records

Creation date(s): 1854-1974

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 298 items

Name of creator(s): St. Asaph (Flint) Rural District Council.


Administrative/Biographical history: St Asaph Rural District Council, Flintshire, was created under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1894. The Rural District included the parishes of Bodelwyddan, Bodfari, Cwm, Dyserth, Rhuddlan, St Asaph, Tremeirchion and Waun as well as Meliden, which was transferred to Prestatyn Urban District in 1934. Until 1935, the council was known as St Asaph (Flint) Rural District Council to distinguish it from St Asaph (Denbigh) RDC in Denbighshire. 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, Public Health Inspector, Housing Officer, Surveyor and Rating Officer. St Asaph Rural District Council was abolished in 1974 following local government reorganisation, being absorbed into Rhuddlan Borough Council.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of St Asaph Rural District Council, 1854-1974, comprising Clerk's department records, 1895-1973, including council minutes, 1895-1950, and registers, 1923-1968; Treasurer's department records, 1894-1968, including general ledgers, 1894-1949, parochial ledgers, 1895-1952, account books, 1928-1958, financial statements, 1917-1933, and receipt and payment books, 1927-1942; Surveyor's building control plans and registers, 1932-1974; Rating Officer's records, 1927-1964, including rate books, 1927-1962, rate account books, 1929-1950, valuation records, 1928-1956, and water rentals, 1932-1962; housing records, 1939-1965; various reports, 1923-1974; records of Rhuddlan Marsh Embankment Trust, 1854-1915; and maps and plans relating to Rhyl Urban District Council's Surveyor, 1901.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Surveyor; minute book; Treasurer; rates; housing; cemetery plans; Clerk; Council minutes; Medical Officer; Rhyl UDC Surveyor; and St Asaph (Flint) RDC Surveyor.

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: General Ledger for 1973-4 has been permanently withdrawn. Items with the provenance of St. Asaph Boards of Guardians and of Highway Boards (Flintshire Record Office collections G/C and HB/) have been relocated to those collections respectively.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. St Asaph (Flintshire) RDC is not the same as the RDC of the same name in Denbighshire. The archive includes earlier records of Rhuddlan Marsh Embankment Trust accumulated by St Asaph RDC.

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, St Asaph 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).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2004

Rhuddlan Marsh Embankment Trust | Records and correspondence
St Asaph (Wales : rural district) | Politics and government
St Asaph (Wales). | Rural District Council | Records and correspondence

Personal names

Corporate names
Rhuddlan Marsh Embankment Trust (Wales)
St Asaph (Wales) | Rural District Council

St Asaph (Wales : rural district)

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