RHYL IMPROVEMENT COMMISSIONERS' RECORDS

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Records of the Rhyl Improvement Commissioners, including minutes, 1852-1894; Acts of Parliament, 1751-1901; accounts, 1852-1917; notices of motion, 1882-1928; mortgages, 1853-1894; maps and plans, 1852-1894; and general ledgers, 1882-1896.

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1852 the Rhyl Improvement Act incorporated the Rhyl Improvement Commissioners with powers to hold a market, provide a cemetery, supply water, and for cleansing, draining, lighting, watching and paving. These powers were extended by the Rhyl Improvement Act 1872, so the commissioners were able to construct new roads and sewage works, and to take over the Rhyl Bridge Company and the Rhyl Promenade Pier Company. The Rhyl Improvement Act 1892 gave them the power to purchase the Rhyl District Water Company, and also to embank and reclaim the Foryd mudlands. In 1894, their powers passed to the Rhyl Urban District Council.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following: Commissioners' Minutes; Committee Minutes; Acts of Parliament; Accounts; Notices of Motion; Mortgages; Advertising of Rhyl; maps and plans; general ledgers and miscellaneous.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Deposited on indefinite loan by the Clerk to Rhyl Urban District Council,1974; by the Borough Surveyor, Rhuddlan Borough Council, Prestatyn, 1977,1989; by the Borough Secretary, Rhuddlan Borough Council, 1980 and by the Borough Treasurer, Rhuddlan Borough Council, 1978.

Note

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

Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Flintshire Record Office, Schedule of Rhyl Improvement Commissioners.

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 Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Flintshire Record Office, Schedule of Rhyl Improvement Commissioners.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Usual Copyright Restrictions Apply. Copyright has passed to Flintshire County Council to copying should usually be possible..

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained

Accruals

Accruals are not expected

Related Material

Further papers are Flintshire Record Office, UD/F, D/DM/1109 and D/DM/714 and Denbighshire Record Office, UDD/E.

Geographical Names