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Flintshire Record Office
District Council Records

Reference code(s): GB 0208 DA

Held at: Flintshire Record Office

Title: District Council Records

Short Title: District Council Records

Creation date(s): 1747-1996

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 396 items

Name of creator(s): Alyn and Deeside District Council; Wepre Hall Estate; Buckley Town Council; Dee Land Company; Colwyn Borough Council; Delyn District Council; Rhuddlan Borough Council.

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: In 1974, Wales was re-divided for local government purposes into thirty-seven districts. Districts were the second tier of local government introduced by the Local Government Act 1972, being subdivisions of the eight counties introduced at the same time. This system of two-tier local government was abolished in 1996 and replaced with the current system of unitary principal areas. Each district was administered by an elected district council. The council was entitled to petition for a charter granting borough status, whereupon the district became a borough and the district council a borough council headed by a mayor. In addition, a district could be granted Letters Patent granting city status.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Alyn and Deeside District Council Records, 1747-1996 (including Wepre Hall Estate, 1797-1943, Buckley Town Council, 1989, and Dee Land Company, 1873-1941); Colwyn Borough Council Records; Delyn District Council Records, 1973-1996; and Rhuddlan Borough Council Records, 1974-1992.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Alyn and Deeside District Council (including Wepre Hall Estate, Buckley Town Council and Dee Land Company); Colwyn Borough Council; Delyn District Council; Rhuddlan Borough Council.

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. Copyright Flintshire County Council, so copying will usually be possible.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Flintshire Record Office. Catalogue is searchable online at: http://calmview.flintshire.gov.uk/CalmView/

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained.

Accruals: Further accruals are possible.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Transferred directly from the District Councils or from Flintshire County Council (post-1996), the successor body.

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Archivist's note: Compiled by Steven Davies of Flintshire Record Office. The following source was used to compile this description: Flintshire Record Office, District Authorities Catalogue.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: September 2010


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