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Flintshire Record Office
Lowther College, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0208 D/DM/796

Held at: Flintshire Record Office

Title: Lowther College MSS

Short Title: Lowther College, papers

Creation date(s): 1898-1982

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 119 items

Name of creator(s): Lowther College


Administrative/Biographical history: Lowther College was founded by Miss F. L. Morris, later Mrs Lindley, at Lytham St Anne's, Lancashire, in 1896. She moved the school to Bodelwyddan Castle, Denbighshire, in 1920, and continued as Headmistress until 1927, when she sold it to the Allied Schools. Mrs Lindley then converted Kinmel Hall, Denbighshire, into a Rheuma Spa, which she continued to run until the beginning of the Second World War, when it was taken over as a hospital. Lowther College continued to flourish as an independent school. From 1977, boys were also admitted, but with declining numbers, the school closed in July 1982.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Lowther College, Lytham St Anne's and Bodelwyddan Castle, 1898-1982, including admissions registers, 1915-1982; prospectuses, [c. 1907]-1981; school magazines, 1910-1982; visitors' books, 1938-1980; scrap-books, 1898-1952; correspondence and accounts, 1927-1982; correspondence and papers relating to tenancies of properties belonging to Lowther College, 1926-1971; photographs, 1930-1982; photograph albums, 1930-[c.1958]; cine films, 1948-1965; miscellaneous, 1908-1982; and illustrated brochure of Kinmel Hall Rheuma Spa, [c. 1936].


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: admission registers; prospectuses; school magazines; visitors' book; scrap-books; photographs and framed items; albums; cine films; loose items; miscellaneous; and Kinmel Hall Rheuma Spa.

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. Minutes of the Council of the Allied Schools; Director's reports and accounts; termly and annual accounts; and papers relating to estimates of income and expenditure, 1974, are not available to the public.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

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


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:



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: Flintshire Record Office, Schedule of Lowther College MSS.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2004

Lowther College (Bodelwyddan, Wales) | Records and correspondence
Lowther College (Lytham St Anne's, England) | Records and correspondence
Private schools | Wales | Bodelwyddan

Personal names

Corporate names
Lowther College (Bodelwyddan, Wales)
Lowther College (Lytham St Anne's, England)

Bodelwyddan (Wales)
Lytham St Anne’s (England)

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