LOCAL HEALTH BOARDS RECORDS

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Records of Holywell Local Board of Health and Holywell Urban District Council, 1863-1898, including board minutes, 1869-1898; committee minutes, 1864-1886; draft minutes, 1872-1895; declarations, 1876-1895; accounts of Market Hall, 1893-8; specification for Town Hall, 1880; correspondence, 1870-1894; plans, 1864-1874; rate books, 1882-1892; and ledgers, 1863-1897; and Mold Local Board of Health and Mold Urban District Council records, 1859-1895, including board minutes, 1859-1895.

Administrative / Biographical History

Local boards of health were established following the Public Health Act 1848 and the Local Government Act 1858, in populous areas not covered by a town vestry or council, or by Improvement Commissioners. They were responsible for most aspects of public health, including street cleaning, sewerage, water supply and highways. Under the Public Health Act 1872, the local boards were incorporated into urban sanitary authorities, together with boroughs and improvement commissions, while rural sanitary authorities covered the remainder. Urban and rural district councils replaced these in 1895. In Flintshire the Mold Local Board of Health was established in 1859, and the Holywell Local Board of Health in 1862. In 1894 they were replaced by Holywell Urban District Council and Mold Urban District Council respectively.

Arrangement

Arranged into two groups: Group One, Holywell Local Board of Health records: board minutes, committee minutes, draft minutes, declarations, market hall, town hall, correspondence, plans, rate books, and ledgers; and Group Two, Mold Local Board of Health records: board minutes, bye-laws, and plans.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Holywell Local Board ledgers deposited by Holywell, U. D. C., Flintshire, 1973.

Note

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

Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project and amended by Elizabeth Pettitt of Flintshire Record Office. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Flintshire Record Office, Schedule of Local Health Boards; Powys County Archives Service Website, Local Boards of Health (http://archives.powys.gov.uk/hold/health.html), viewed 9 January 2004.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Flintshire Record Office. Catalogue is searchable online at: http://calmview.flintshire.gov.uk/CalmView/

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project and amended by Elizabeth Pettitt of Flintshire Record Office. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Flintshire Record Office, Schedule of Local Health Boards; Powys County Archives Service Website, Local Boards of Health (http://archives.powys.gov.uk/hold/health.html), viewed 09 Jan 2004.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Usual copyright restrictions apply

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Flintshire Record Office have been retained

Accruals

Accruals are not expected

Related Material

The main groups of Holywell and Mold UDC records are Flintshire Record Office, UD/C and UD/D.

Geographical Names