FLINTSHIRE CONSTABULARY RECORDS

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Records of the Flintshire Constabulary, 1857-1967, including committee minute books, 1872-1891; records of the Chief Constable's office, 1857-1966; records of Flintshire Constabulary headquarters, 1883-1962; registers of prisoners in cells, 1889-1967; divisional records of Holywell, 1877-1940, Mold, 1868-1959, Overton, 1865-1950, and Rhyl, 1935-1955; petty sessional divisions registers of licences, 1901-1962; newspaper cuttings of crimes, 1957-1962; and miscellaneous, 1889-1972.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Flintshire Constabulary was formed in 1856, to replace the existing parish constables responsible for enforcing the law. The Constabulary was arranged into divisions, including Holywell, Mold, Overton and Rhyl; divisions maintained records including crime registers, summons books, registers of charges, accident books and visits books. In 1967, the Flintshire Constabulary merged with the Denbighshire and Gwynedd Police authorities. Following local government reorganisation in 1974, the enlarged Gwynedd Police became North Wales Police.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following: Committee Minute books; Chief Constable's office; Divisional Records; Registers of prisoners in cells; Constabulary Headquarters; and records of other Constabularies.

Conditions Governing Access

Data Protection Act restrictions will apply to any items less than 75 years old that contain personal information as defined by the Act.

Acquisition Information

Most records deposited 1967-1972 by Chief Constable, Flintshire Constabulary; Superintendent, Prestatyn Division; Chief Constable, Gwynedd Constabulary.

Note

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

Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Flintshire Record Office, Schedule of the Flintshire Constabulary Records; North Wales Police Homepage (http://www.north-wales.police.uk/), viewed 6 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. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Flintshire Record Office, Schedule of the Flintshire Constabulary Records; North Wales Police Homepage (http://www.north-wales.police.uk/), viewed 6 January 2004.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Flintshire Record Office have been retained except FP/5/62 (withdrawn).

Accruals

Accruals are not expected, but are possible

Related Material

GP (Gwynedd Constabulary Records), NP, NPA (North Wales Police Records); Flintshire Constabulary Centenary booklet, 1956

Bibliography

Flintshire Constabulary Centenary booklet, 1956