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Denbighshire Record Office
Corwen Poor Law Union, rate book

Reference code(s): GB 0209 GD/E

Held at: Denbighshire Record Office

Title: Corwen Union Rate Book

Short Title: Corwen Poor Law Union, rate book

Creation date(s): 1926

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 1 vol.

Name of creator(s): Corwen Union


Administrative/Biographical history: Corwen Poor Law Union was formed in 1837; its operation was overseen by an elected Board of Guardians representing its constituent parishes of Bettws Gwerfil Goch, Corwen, Gwyddelwern, Llandrillo, Llangar, and Llansanffraid Glyndyfrdwy, in Merionethshire, Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr, in Denbighshire and Merionethshire, and Bryneglwys, Cerrigydrudion, Glyntraean, Llangollen, Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog, Llangwm, Llansanffraid Glynceiriog and Llantysilio, in Denbighshire. The Board of Guardians responsible for the Union had other duties, including the registration of births, marriages and deaths, vaccinations, assessments of rates, sanitation, school attendance and infant life protection. By the Local Government Act 1929, Unions were abolished and their duties transferred to County Councils, responsibility for the poor being transferred to the Public Assistance Committee until 1948.


Scope and content/abstract: Corwen Union rate book, 1926.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Denbighshire Record Office.


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by the Chief Executive, Colwyn Borough Council, Colwyn Bay, Clwyd, 1982.


Related material: The majority of the Corwen Union records are in Meirionnydd Archives.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Denbighshire Record Office, Catalogue, Corwen Union records; The History of Poor Law website (, viewed 29 March 2004.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: March 2004

Corwen Union | Archives
Poor laws | Wales | Denbighshire | Administration
Poor laws | Wales | Gwynedd | Administration

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