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Conwy Archive Service
Aberconwy Borough Council records

Reference code(s): GB 2008 CO2

Held at: Conwy Archive Service

Title: Aberconwy Borough Council Records

Short Title: Aberconwy Borough Council records

Creation date(s): 1903-1996 (accumulated 1974-1996)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 1.5 cubic metres (39 boxes, 3 vols)

Name of creator(s): Aberconwy Borough Council


Administrative/Biographical history: Aberconwy Borough Council was formed in 1974 as the local authority controlling the major public services in the area covered by Conway Borough Council, Betws-Y-Coed Urban District Council, Llanfairfechan Urban District Council, Llanrwst Urban District Council, Penmaenmawr Urban District Council, and also parts of the Aled Rural District, the Hiraethog Rural District and the Nant Conwy Rural District and their predecessors; Gwynedd County Council was responsible for strategic planning, transportation and other services. In 1996, unitary authorities were created, and Conwy County Borough Council replaced Aberconwy BC and Gwynedd CC (which was replaced by a smaller authority of the same name).


Scope and content/abstract: Local government records relating to Aberconwy Borough Council, 1974-1996, including minute books, 1974-1996; summons and agendas, 1974-1996; annual budget records, 1977-1996; and statements of accounts, 1974-1987; and burial records from Aberconwy and from predecessor Urban District Councils and Rural District Councils Conwy, Llandudno, Llanfairfechan, Llangwstennin, Llanrhos (Lawn Cemetery), Llanrwst and Penmaenmawr, Caernarfonshire and Denbighshire, burial records, 1903-1994.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: minute books; summons and agendas; annual budget; burial records; statements of accounts; abstract of accounts; and burial records.

Conditions governing access: No restriction to published records; others 30 year rule. Burials details Llandudno 1903-1974 and Conwy 1935-1974 also available through database.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Conwy Archives Service.

Language codes: engwel


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

Accruals: Accruals are possible

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Conwy County Borough Council: County Secretary's Dept. and Conwy County Borough Council, Modern Records Service.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. Includes earlier records inherited by Aberconwy Borough Council.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Conwy Archives Service, Aberconwy Borough Council Records and Burial Records; Collis, Kim, The West Glamorgan Archive Service, A guide to the collections (Swansea, 1998); Taylor, A. J., Conwy Castle and town walls (Cadw: Welsh Historic Monuments 1986); Conwy. A History Trail (Penygroes, 1986); May, John, Reference Wales (Cardiff, 1994); Gwynedd Archives Service, Place Index: Restricted List of Place Names; Civic Heraldry of England and Wales website (, viewed 27 October 2003.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2 and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: October 2003

Aberconwy (Wales) | Politics and government
Aberconwy (Wales). | Borough Council | Records and correspondence
Public records | Wales | Aberconwy

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