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Flintshire Record Office
Parish Records

Reference code(s): GB 0208 P

Held at: Flintshire Record Office

Title: Flintshire Parish Records

Short Title: Parish Records

Creation date(s): 1513-present

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 6447 items aprox.

Name of creator(s): Various Flintshire parishes


Administrative/Biographical history: The county of Flintshire falls within the Diocese of St Asaph and consists of over seventy ecclesiastical parishes. The records of individual ecclesiastical parishes in Flintshire 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 Flintshire parishes, 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 Flintshire Parish catalogues are available at Flintshire Record Office and searchable online at:


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: Records of some parishes deposited at Flintshire Record Office have been transferred to Denbighshire Record Office on 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 deanery boundaries.

Accruals: Further accruals are expected

Archival history: Originally deposited at Clwyd Record Office.

Immediate source of acquisition: Various Flintshire parishes


Existence and location of copies: Microfilm copies exist of Flintshire parish registers (see MF collection) and parish registers are now also available online

Related material: Denbighshire Parish Records (PD)


Note: Title supplied by contents of fonds.

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

Rules or conventions: Compiled by Steven Davies of Flintshire Record Office.

Date(s) of descriptions: 08 November 2011


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