Valley Rural District Council Records

Scope and Content

Records of Valley Rural District Council, 1891 - 1974, including minute books of Valley Rural Sanitary Authority, 1891 - 1904; minute books of the Council, 1905 - 1974; minute books of committees, 1910 - 1954; records of the Holyhead and Rhosneigr Parochial Committees, 1900 - 1952; ledger of Valley Rural Sanitary Authority, 1891 - 1906, and Valley RDC, 1892 - 1969; Treasurers' accounts, 1927 - 1955; valuation lists of parishes, 1921, 1929 - 1973; rate account books for parishes, 1911 - 1971; water rents books, 1932 - 1955; records of wages, 1914 - 1961; general rate books, 1971 - 1973; Chief Financial Officer's cash accounts, 1947 - 1960; account books and other financial records, 1926 - 1968; registers of billets and check records relating to evacuees, 1940 - 1943; and papers relating to local issues, 1903 - 1973, including: housing, 1913 - 1938; Towyn Llyn Common, 1925 - 1949; Ty Groes camp, 1968 - 1973; and sand dune conservation, 1969 - 1970.

Administrative / Biographical History

Valley Rural District Council (RDC), Anglesey, was established in 1894 as the successor to Valley Rural Sanitary Authority. RDCs could be administered by a number of committees and by appointed officers including a Clerk, Treasurer, Medical Officer of Health, Surveyor and Sanitary Inspector. Valley RDC included most of the western part of the county (Aberffraw, Bodedern, Bodwrog, Ceirchiog, Cerrigceinwen, Henegwlys, Llanddeusant, Llandrygan, Llanfaelog, Llanfaethlu, Llanfair yn Neubwll, Llanfwrog, Llangwyfan, Llanfihangel-yn-Nhowyn, Llanllibio, Llanrhuddlad, Llantrisant, Llanyngenedl, Llechylched, Rhoscolyn and Trewalchmai). Valley RDC was abolished in 1974.


Arranged into the following: Clerk's department; and Treasurer's department.

Access Information

Dim cyfyngiadau/ No Restrictions

Acquisition Information

Many of the records were transferred following the abolition of the Council in 1974.


Os gwelwch yn dda archebwch y dogfenau gan ddefnyddio y rhif cyfeirnod amgen (lle ddarperidd) / Please order documents using the alternative reference number (where provided)

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Archifau Ynys Môn / Anglesey Archives , the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives. It is the policy of Archifau Ynys Môn / Anglesey Archives to catalogue in the language of the document.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Cyflwr da /Good condition

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used to compile this description: Archifau Ynys Môn / Anglesey Archives, Records of Valley Rural District Council; Jackson, W. Eric, The Structure of Local Government in England and Wales (London: Longmans, 1949); Richards, Melville (ed.), Atlas Môn (Anglesey Community Council, 1972); Hey, David, Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History (Oxford, 1997).

Appraisal Information

Mae'r holl gofnodiadau sy'n cydymffurfio â pholisi casglu Swyddfa Gofnodi Cyngor Sir Ynys Môn wedi eu cadw /All records which meet the collection policy of the Anglesey Archives have been retained.


Ni ddisgwylir croniadau/Accruals are not expected