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Llandudno Urban District Council records

Reference code(s): GB 2008 COB7

Held at: Conwy Archive Service

Title: Llandudno Urban District Council Records

Short Title: Llandudno Urban District Council records

Creation date(s): 1854-1974 (accumulated 1894-1974)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 3.25 cubic metres (67 boxes, 2 rolls, 111 vols)

Name of creator(s): Llandudno Urban District Council; Llandudno Improvement Commissioners


Administrative/Biographical history: Thomas Edward Mostyn Lloyd Mostyn (1830-1861) was the first Chairman of the Llandudno Improvement Commissioners; in 1895, it became Llandudno Urban District Council. UDCs were administered by committees and by appointed officers including a clerk, treasurer, medical officer of health, surveyor and sanitary inspector. They took over responsibility for local sanitation from the local sanitary authorities (in this case, Conwy and Colwyn Bay Joint Water Supply Board). They later became responsible for approving building plans. Llewelyn Nevill Vaughan Lloyd Mostyn (1856-1929), 3rd Baron Mostyn, assisted the town's development, donating sites for public buildings; he was Chairman of the Llandudno Urban District Council, 1902-3. In 1974 the Council was replaced by Aberconwy Borough.


Scope and content/abstract: Records relating to Llandudno Urban District Council, Caernarfonshire, 1874-1974, including minute books of the council, 1874-1974; records relating to the Clerk's Department, 1894-1972, including minute books, 1935-1949; records relating to the bye laws inspector, 1931-1967; records relating to the finance committee, 1933-1970; records relating to the Great Orme Railway Committee, 1894-1962; records relating to the Treasurer's Department, 1880-1975, including employees records, 1923-1969; rate books, 1892-1962; golf club records, 1929-1953; records relating to the Surveyor's Department, 1890-1972, including plans and drawings, 1890-1971, Llandudno Improvement Commissioners minute books, 1854-1897; Llandudno U.D.C minute books, 1897-1939; and miscellaneous financial and property records, 1857-1955, including minute books of the Great Orme Tramways Co., 1901-1925.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Council; Clerk's Department; Treasurer's Department; and Surveyor's Department; Local Government records: Improvement Commissioners minute books; miscellaneous records; and public utilities.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogues are available at Conwy Archives Service.

Language codes: eng


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: Deposited with Gwynedd County Council's Modern Records Service [post 1974].

Immediate source of acquisition: Transferred from Gwynedd County Council, Modern Records Service, 2000.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. Includes material relating to Llandudno Improvement Commissioners pre-dating the creation of Llandudno Urban District 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, Llandudno Urban District Council Records and Llandudno Local Government Records; Llandudno Urban District Council website (, viewed 27 October 2003; History of Mostyn Estates and Llandudno website (, viewed 27 October 2003; Civic Heraldry of England and Wales website (, viewed 27 October 2003; Hey, David, Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History (Oxford 1997); Jackson, W. Eric, The Structure of Local Government in England and Wales (London 1949).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: October 2003

Llandudno (Wales) | Politics and government
Llandudno (Wales). | Urban District Council | Records and correspondence

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