FLINTSHIRE TURNPIKE RECORDS

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Records of Flintshire Turnpike districts, 1769-1885, including Flint District records, 1781-1860, consisting of minute books, 1781-1858; account books, 1796-1860; and cash books, 1822-1860; Holywell District records, 1808-1863, consisting of minute books, 1808-1863; and account books, 1822-1863; Mostyn District records, 1769-1863, including minute books, 1769-1863; account books, 1792-1863; and cash books, 1822-1859; and Flint, Holywell and Mostyn District records, 1863-1885, including minute books, 1863-1885; and account books, 1863-1885.

Administrative / Biographical History

Turnpikes were roads administered by trusts, authorized by private Acts of Parliament, to levy tolls in order to repay their subscribers. The turnpike roads in Flintshire were established in the late 18th century. By the beginning of the 19th century, there were 13 Turnpike Trusts in Flintshire, organised into three districts. The Flint, Holywell, and Mostyn District Trusts were administered separately, but had the same clerk and trustees. In 1863, an Act allowed the trustees to build new roads in addition to maintaining existing ones. The trustees, now meeting as one body, continued to meet until January 1885, when responsibility was passed to the local Highway Boards.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following: Flintshire Turnpike District; Holywell Turnpike District; Mostyn Turnpike District; Flint, Holywell and Mostyn Turnpike District.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Source not recorded

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, Turnpike Records catalogue; Hey, David, Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History, (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1997); Veysey, A. G. (ed.), Guide to the Flintshire Record Office (Flintshire County Council, Denbigh, 1974).

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, Turnpike Records catalogue; Hey, David, Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History, (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1997); Veysey, A. G. (ed.), Guide to the Flintshire Record Office (Flintshire County Council, Denbigh, 1974).

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

Highway Boards Records, HB

Geographical Names