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Flintshire Record Office
Parish Records, Denbighshire

Reference code(s): GB 0208 PD

Held at: Flintshire Record Office

Title: Denbighshire Parish Records

Short Title: Parish Records, Denbighshire

Creation date(s): 1586-2000

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 905 items

Name of creator(s): Parish of Erbistock; Parish of Llanferres; Parish of Marchwiel.


Administrative/Biographical history: The county of Denbighshire falls within the Diocese of St Asaph and consists of over fifty ecclesiastical parishes. The records of individual ecclesiastical parishes in Denbighshire 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.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Denbighshire parishes transferred to flintshire Record Office by direction of the Church in Wales to conform with modern chuch boundaries, 1586-2000, including registers; service registers; terriers; income records; rectory records; glebe records; churchwarden's records; parochial church council records; records of church affairs; records of charities; vestry records; overseer's records; church school records; photographs; and miscellaneous.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Records of individual parishes are arranged into the following: Incumbent and Benefice; Parish Administration (Ecclesiastical and Civil); Parish Charities; Parochial School; Statutory Deposits; and Miscellaneous.

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 Restrictions Apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of Denbighshire Parish catalogues are available at Flintshire Record Office and searchable online at:


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

Accruals: Further accruals are expected.

Archival history: Originally deposited at Clwyd Record Office / Denbighshire Record Office, Ruthin. Transferred from Denbighshire Record Office 02/07/2009. This was done in accordance with a directive from the Depositors, the Church in Wales, whereby they wished that places of deposit for parish records should now reflect the locations of parishes within current deanary boundaries.

Immediate source of acquisition: Denbighshire Record Office.


Existence and location of copies: Microfilmed versions of the Registers of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials for these parishes are available at Flintshire and Denbighshire Record Offices, together with transcribed and indexed versions of those registers that predate 1812.

Related material: Flintshire Parish Records (P)


Note: Title derived from contents of Fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Steven Davies of Flintshire Record Office.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: 20/05/2011


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