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Conwy Community Councils records

Reference code(s): GB 2008 CO/Pa

Held at: Conwy Archive Service

Title: Conwy Community Councils Records

Short Title: Conwy Community Councils records

Creation date(s): 1331-1983 (accumulated 1977-1983)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 1.25 cubic metres (26 boxes, 1 large box, 12 vols, 2 rolls)

Name of creator(s): Conwy Community Councils


Administrative/Biographical history: From the late 19th century, civil parish councils formed the lowest tier of administration in areas covered by Rural District Councils. In 1974, Local Government re-organisation in Wales led to the renaming of Civil Parishes as Communities, and the creation of Community Councils in urban areas. These bodies inherited miscellaneous records and other papers from their predecessor bodies. Conwy Community Council received papers from Conway Borough Council and Conwy Corporation, and the town charters. Other bodies represented are Caerhun parish, Capel Curig Parish Council and Community Council, Dolgarrog Parish Council, Dolwyddelan Parish Council, Llanbedr y Cennin Parish Council and Community Council (and earlier records of the Overseers of the Poor for Llanbedr y Cennin Parish), Llansanffraid Glan Conwy Parish, Penmachno Parish Council and Community Council, and Trefriw Parish Council.


Scope and content/abstract: Records accumulated by Conwy Community Councils, Caernarfonshire, 1331-1983, including poor rate books, Caerhun Parish, 1889-1896; records of Capel Curig Parish Council, 1905-1977; Conwy Borough Charters, 1331-1876; records of Conwy Corporation, 1950-1974; minute books of Dolgarrog Parish Council, 1899-1944; minute books of Dolwyddelan Parish Council, 1894-1929; records of Llanbedr y Cennin parish Overseers of the Poor, Parish and Community Councils, 1798-1983; records of Llansanffraid Glan Conway parish, 1838-1842; and Trefriw parish council minute books, 1895-1962.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh, Latin

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Caerhun parish; Capel Curig Parish Council; Conwy Borough Charters; records of Conwy Corporation; Dolgarrog Parish Council records; Dolwyddelan Parish Council records; Llanbedr y Cennin Parish Council records; Llansanffraid Glan Conwy Parish records; Penmachno Parish Council records; Trefriw Parish records.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

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


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: Deposited at Gwynedd Archive Service. Conwy Borough and Llandudno UDC records formerly included in this collection have been transferred to Conwy Archive Service CB2 and CB7.

Immediate source of acquisition: Transferred from Gwynedd Archive Service, 2000.


Related material: Further papers are Conwy Archive Service, COB10 Nanconwy Rural District Council records; COB2 Conwy Borough records; COB2 (Addnl) Conwy U.D.C.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. Contains material pre-dating the establishment of Community Councils in 1974.

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, Conwy Community Council Records; Conwy County Borough website (, viewed 21 October 2003; Taylor, A. J., Conwy Castle and town walls (Cadw: Welsh Historic Monuments 1986); Cyhoeddiadau Mei, Conwy. A History Trail (Penygroes 1986); Gwynedd Archives Service, Place Index: Restricted List of Place Names.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: October 2003

Boroughs | Wales | Conwy
Conwy (Wales) | Politics and government
Public records | Wales | Conwy

Personal names

Corporate names
Caerhun (Wales) | Parish Council
Conwy (Wales) | Borough
Conwy (Wales) | Borough Council
Conwy (Wales) | Community Council
Dolgarrog (Wales) | Parish Council
Dolwyddelan (Wales) | Parish Council
Llanbedr-y-Cennin (Wales) | Parish Council
Llansantffraid Glanconway (Wales) | Parish
Penmachno (Wales) | Parish Council
Trefriw (Wales) | Parish Council


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