Nantconwy Rural District Council

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The records of Nantconwy Rural District Council include the records of 5 predecessor authorities; these are shown as distinct record series within the group as follows:

COB10/1 Rural Sanitary Authority 1873-1895

COB10/2 Board of Guardians 1902-1921

COB10/3 Conwy Rural District Council 1901-1934

COB10/4 Geirionnydd Rural District Council 1901-1934

COB/5 Glan Conwy Rural District Council 1911-1930

COB/6 Nantconwy Rural District Council 1934-1974

Except where otherwise stated, the records are in English, or predominantly in English.

Administrative / Biographical History

Rural Sanitary Authorities, the direct predecessors of Rural District Councils, were appointed in accordance with the Public Health Act of 1872 and continued to operate until abolished by an Act of 1894. During this period they worked alongside the older Boards of Guardians which had been set up under the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act. The personnel of the two institutions were usually identical. Boards of Guardians continued to supervise Poor Relief until this function was transferred to County Councils and County Borough Councils by the Local Government Act of 1929.

The Act which abolished Rural Sanitary Authorities was the Local Government Act of 1894; their powers were transfered to new authorities called Rural District Councils, who also had local government and highway maintenance functions.

In 1934 the Rural District Councils of Conwy, Geirionnydd and Glan Conwy were combined to form the new Nantconwy Rural District Council. The transition can be seen in COB10/6/15 which begins as a letter book for Conwy Rural District Council but which continues to be used by the new Nantconwy Rural District Council, amongst whose records it is arranged.

Rural District Councils were replaced by District Councils in accordance with the Local Government Act of 1974.

Conditions Governing Access

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This collection is open for research. Access to some documents may be restricted due to Data Protection legislation, Conwy Archives will advise where this is the case. For details and opening hours see http://www.conwy.gov.uk/en/Resident/Libraries-Museums-and-Archives/Archives/Archives.aspx.