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Flintshire Record Office
Shrievalty Records, Clwyd

Reference code(s): GB 0208 SY

Held at: Flintshire Record Office

Title: Shrievalty Records (Clwyd)

Short Title: Shrievalty Records, Clwyd

Creation date(s): 1974-2010

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 38 items

Name of creator(s): Office of the Sheriff of Clwyd


Administrative/Biographical history: Sheriff is a ceremonial position in England and Wales. The High Sheriff is, or was, a law enforcement position. The High Sheriff of an English or Welsh county is an unpaid, partly ceremonial post appointed by The Crown through a Warrant from the Privy Council. In Cornwall the High Sheriff is appointed by the Duke of Cornwall. Historically, the court officers empowered to enforce High Court writs were called Sheriffs or Sheriff's Officers. In April 2007 they were replaced by High Court enforcement officers. The word "sheriff" is a contraction of the term "shire reeve". The term, from the Old English scirgerefa, designated a royal official responsible for keeping the peace (a "reeve") throughout a shire or county on behalf of the king. The term was preserved in England notwithstanding the Norman Conquest. From England the term spread to several other countries, like Scotland, Ireland, and the United States.


Scope and content/abstract: The items within this collection, for each year, generally include the sheriff's duplicate warrants of appointment, declarations of office, appointment of under sheriff and declarations of under sheriff for bailiwicks of Flintshire and Denbighshire


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Generally arranged chronologically, as deposited.

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.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual Copyright restrictions 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 have been retained

Accruals: Further accruals are expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Steven Davies of Flintshire Record Office for the ANW project.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: September 2009


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