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Flintshire Record Office
Broughton Ecclesiastical records

Reference code(s): GB 0208 P/9

Held at: Flintshire Record Office

Title: Broughton Ecclesiastical District, Hawarden, Records

Short Title: Broughton Ecclesiastical records

Creation date(s): 1824-1991

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 28 items

Name of creator(s): Broughton district, Hawarden


Administrative/Biographical history: The county of Flintshire falls within the Diocese of St Asaph and consists of over fifty ecclesiastical parishes, including Hawarden. The records of individual ecclesiastical parishes in Flintshire include registers of baptisms, marriages and burials, as well as records of the churchwardens and Parochial Church Councils, parish charities, schools, clubs and societies. Parish records were deposited at the Clwyd Record Office, following an agreement of 1976 between the Church in Wales and the Welsh County Councils. St Mary's Church, Broughton, is a member church of the modern Rectorial Benefice of Hawarden, and is not a separate parish; it had previosuly been a township. The ecclesiastical district of Broughton does not have specifically defined boundaries within the parish of Hawarden.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Broughton district of Hawarden parish, 1824-1990, including registers, 1824-1990; service registers, 1906-1986; churchwarden's accounts, 1909-1966; and miscellaneous, 1824-1978.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the four groups: Group One, registers; Group Two, registers, service registers, confirmation registers, churchwarden's accounts, and Easter vestry minutes; Group Three, St Mary's Church organ fund account; and Group Four, deed of sentence of consecration.

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 this catalogue is available at 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 possible

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:


Existence and location of copies: Microfilm copies of the parish registers are available at Flintshire Record Office, Denbighshire Record Office and the National Library of Wales.

Related material: Records of Hawarden Consistory Court and Hawarden Parish are in Flintshire Record Office, D/BJ Bell Jones MSS, and P/28, Hawarden Parish Records.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

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, Broughton District records catalogue; Collis, Kim, The West Glamorgan Archive Service, A Guide to the Collections (Swansea, 1998); Diocese of St Asaph Homepage (, viewed 10 February 2004.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2004

Church records and registers | Wales | Broughton (Hawarden)
Hawarden (Wales) | Records and correspondence

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Hawarden (Wales)

Broughton (Flintshire, Wales)

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