Bangor Borough Council Records

Scope and Content

Records of Bangor Borough Council, 1819-1974, including Clerk's department records, 1852-1974; Surveyor and Engineer's department records, 1899-1958; Treasurer's department records, 1897-1971; cemetery records, 1861-1973; Bangor Water and Gas Company records, 1853-1878; Bangor and Beaumaris Union poor rate books, 1914; Acts of Parliament and byelaws, 1819-1950; deeds, 1888-1963; minute books, 1943-1969; Penrhyn Hall records, 1877-1915; miscellaneous, 1908-[c. 1973]; photographs of Bangor mayors, [1883]-[1939]; photographs, [c. 1900]-1949.

Administrative / Biographical History

Bangor Borough Council, Caernarfonshire, was formed in 1883 under the provisions of the Municipal Corporations Act 1835. Bangor Burial Board had been established in 1859, and maintained the cemetery until Bangor Borough Council took over in 1899. The Bangor Water and Gas Company was founded in 1853 as the Bangor Waterworks Company and merged the following year with the Bangor Gas and Coke Company. It was bought by Bangor Local Board of Health in 1878 and run as a public utility until its functions were assumed by the new Bangor Council in 1883. In 1974, following the Local Government Act 1972, the Borough Council was abolished and became part of Arfon Borough Council.


Arranged into the following: Clerk's Department records; Surveyor and Engineer's Department records; Treasurer's Department records; Town Clerk's Department, cemetery records; Bangor Water and Gas Company records, 1853-1879; Poor Rate Books, Bangoe and Beaumaris Union, 1914; Acts of Parliament and Byelaws; Deeds; Town Clerk's Department records; Borough Accountant/ City Treasurer's Department records; Minute books; General; Penrhyn Hall records; and Bangor Borough Council photograph collection.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

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Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Cofnodion Cyngor Bwrdeistref Bangor, 1819-1974/ Bangor Borough Council Records catalogue.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Caernarfon Record Office and the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available online.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Caernarfon Record Office have been retained.


Accruals are not expected

Geographical Names