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Flintshire Record Office
Urban District Council Records

Reference code(s): GB 0208 UD

Held at: Flintshire Record Office

Title: Flintshire Urban District Council Records

Short Title: Urban District Council Records

Creation date(s): 1724-1990s

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 2241 items

Name of creator(s): Flintshire Urban District Councils and their related / predecessor bodies.


Administrative/Biographical history: Urban District Councils (UDCs) were established under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1894. They comprised councillors and a chairman, elected for three years. UDCs took over responsibility for local sanitation from Local Boards of Health (formed in 1862) and their responsibilities included sanitary services, sewerage, refuse collection, housing, streets, cemeteries, libraries, parks, controls on buildings such as petrol stations, and licensing of public entertainments. UDCs were administered by a number of committees and by appointed officers including a Clerk, Treasurer, Medical Officer of Health, Surveyor, Rating Officer and Sanitary Inspector. UDCs were abolished in 1974 following local government reorganisation, being absorbed into District and Borough Councils.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Flintshire Urban District Councils and related / predecessor bodies.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged by Council and by Department

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: Copyright Flintshire Couty Council. Usual Copyright Restrictions Apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of catalogues available at Flintshire Record Office. Catalogue is searchable online at:


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

Accruals: Further accruals are possible

Archival history: Various

Immediate source of acquisition: Various



Note: Title supplied by contents of fonds.

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

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

Date(s) of descriptions: 09 November 2016


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