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Flintshire Record Office
County Courts, records

Reference code(s): GB 0208 C

Held at: Flintshire Record Office

Title: Flintshire County Court Records

Short Title: County Courts, records

Creation date(s): 1847-1970

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 64 items

Name of creator(s): Flintshire County Court


Administrative/Biographical history: County courts are of medieval origin, but were established in their present form by Act of Parliament in 1846. The court is primarily concerned with civil cases relating to debt and bankruptcy. The Flintshire County Court is divided into three districts: Holywell, Mold/Flint and Rhyl/St Asaph. The detached Maelor part of Flintshire was administered as part of the Wrexham district of Denbighshire County Court.


Scope and content/abstract: Holywell Court records, 1847-1964, including plaint and minute books, 1847-1952; ledgers, 1849-1965; Mold Court records, 1856-1970, including plaint and minute books, 1856-1969; commitment summons books, 1949-1969; default actions books, 1953-1970; and registers of agreements, 1937-1970. There are no records relating to Rhyl/St Asaph Court.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Holywell County Court; and Mold County Court.

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. Permission to view must be granted in writing from Rhyl County Court.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

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


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Flintshire Record Office have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:



Note: These courts are no longer in existence. Records dating from 1965 are held by Rhyl County Court, Clwyd Street, Rhyl. 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 County Record Office, Flintshire County Courts records catalogue.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2004

Court records | Wales | Flintshire
Great Britain. | County Court (Flintshire). | Holywell | Archives
Great Britain. | County Court (Flintshire). | Mold | Archives

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Great Britain | County Court (Flintshire). | Holywell
Great Britain | County Court (Flintshire). | Mold

Flintshire (Wales)

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