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Denbighshire Record Office
Abergele and Pensarn Urban District Council, records

Reference code(s): GB 0209 UDD/C

Held at: Denbighshire Record Office

Title: Abergele and Pensarn Urban District Council Records

Short Title: Abergele and Pensarn Urban District Council, records

Creation date(s): 1853-[c. 1974] (mainly 1890-1935)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.57cubic metres (30 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Abergele and Pensarn Urban District Council; Abergele Urban District Council

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Abergele and Pensarn Urban District Council (UDC), Denbighshire, was established under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1894. The Council consisted of councillors and a chairman, elected for three years. The UDC originally took over responsibility for local sanitation from the Pensarn and Abergele local sanitary authorities and its 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. In 1935, the urban district's boundaries were extended, and the council was renamed Abergele UDC. The council was abolished in 1974.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Records of Abergele and Pensarn Urban District Council, 1853-[c. 1974], comprising Clerk's records, 1898-1944, including minutes, 1898-1935; Treasurer's records, 1896-1935, including ledgers, 1902-1935, financial statements, 1896-1932, and wages books, 1927-1933; Rating Officer's records, 1929-1934; Housing Officer's registers, 1914-1936, and accounts, 1924-1936; Surveyor's maps and plans relating to roads, sewerage and holiday camps, 1905-1935, and building control plan registers, 1900-[c. 1974]; Public Health Inspector's journal, 1907-1935; deeds and other documents relating mainly to Bryn Coch, Abergele, 1853-1928; Engineer's agreements, 1931; and Gwrych Castle estate sale particulars, 1909.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: minutes; miscellaneous; agenda and minutes; Treasurer; Rating Officer; Housing Officer; Surveyor; Public Health Inspector; Solicitor; Engineer; and miscellaneous (non-District Council).

Conditions governing access: Access to some documents within this collection may be restricted due to Data Protection legislation. Please contact Denbighshire Record Office for further information.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

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

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: The main records of Abergele UDC are in Denbighshire Record Office, UDD/D.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. Items after 1935 relate to Abergele UDC. The archive contains some earlier doscuments accumulated by Abergele and Pensarn UDC.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Denbighshire Record Office, Abergele and Pensarn Urban District Council catalogue; Ellis, John Richard, A History of Abergele and District (Mold, 1991); Jackson, W. Eric, The Structure of Local Government in England and Wales (London: Longmans, 1949); Hey, David, Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History (Oxford, 1997).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: April 2004


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Abergele and Pensarn (Wales) | Politics and government
Abergele and Pensarn (Wales). | Urban District Council | Records and correspondence

Personal names

Corporate names
Abergele (Wales) | Urban District Council
Abergele and Pensarn (Wales) | Urban District Council

Places
Abergele (Wales)
Abergele and Pensarn (Wales)

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