Scope and Content

Records relating to St Asaph Union, 1837-1947, including Clerk's records, 1837-1930; Treasurer's records, 1922-1930; Workhouse Master records, 1840-1947; Relieving Officer's records, 1919-1930; Collector's records, 1900-1931; and non-Poor Law duties records, 1863-1934.

Administrative / Biographical History

St Asaph Poor Law Union was formed in 1837 and an elected Board of Guardians oversaw its operation. St Asaph Union comprised the parishes of Abergele, Betws-yn-Rhos, Denbigh, Henllan, Llanddulas, Llanfair Talhaiarn, Llanefydd, Llansannan, and St George, in Denbighshire, and Bodfari, Cwm, Dyserth, Tremeirchion, Meliden with Prestatyn, Rhuddlan and Rhyl, and St Asaph, in Flintshire. The Union built a workhouse at St Asaph.


Arranged into the following: Clerk to the Guardians; Treasurer; Workhouse Master; Relieving Officer; Collector of the Guardians; and non-Poor Law duties.

Access Information

Data Protection Act restrictions will apply to any items less than 100 years old that contain personal information as defined by the Act.

Acquisition Information

Not known for all records, but the great majority of the Guardians' records were transferred to the County Council in 1930. However, later records have been deposited by UDCs and RDCs, Flint Councils, Borough Surveyor of Delyn Borough Council, and from private custody.


Please order documents using the alternative reference number (where provided).

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at the Flintshire Record Office and the National Register of Archives.

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Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Usual Copyright Restrictions Apply.

Appraisal Information

The records have been preserved in their entirety, with the exception of a few ephemeral classes, and rate books later than 1914. These have been 'weeded' to leave only those for the years 1916, 1921 and 1926.


Accruals are not expected.

Related Material

Related material is Flintshire Record Office: PA, Public Assistance Committee records; G/A , G/B, Hawarden and Holywell Poor Law Union Records; and H, Hospital Records.

Geographical Names