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Flintshire Record Office
Rural District Council Records

Reference code(s): GB 0208 RD

Held at: Flintshire Record Office

Title: Flintshire Rural District Council Records

Short Title: Rural District Council Records

Creation date(s): 1854-1975

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: c.4330 items

Name of creator(s): Hawarden Rural District Council; Overton Rural District Council; Maelor Rural District Council; St. Asaph Rural District Council; Holywell Rural District Council


Administrative/Biographical history: Rural District Councils (RDCs) were created under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1894. Councils comprised councillors and a chairman, elected for three years. They originally took over responsibility for local sanitation from the local sanitary authorities and their responsibilities included sanitary services, sewerage, refuse collection, maintaining local roads, cemeteries, parks, and licensing of public entertainments, water supply and later housing. Rural District Councils were administered by a number of committees and by appointed officers including a Clerk, Treasurer, Medical Officer of Health, Surveyor and Rating Officer. RDCs were abolished in 1974 following local government reorganisation, being absorbed into District and Borough Councils.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Flintshire Rural District Councils.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

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 the catalogues are available at Flintshire Record Office and are searchable online at:


Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: Various

Immediate source of acquisition:



Note: Title supplied 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: 08 Nov 2016


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