Charity Commission, records of

Scope and Content

The Charity Commission, established in 1853, monitors the activities of charities in England and Wales on behalf of the government, and receives information and accounts from the trustees of the charities. These papers deal with parochial charities in Denbighshire.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Charity Commission handed over the records to the Public Record Office (now The National Archives), which selected those meriting permanent retention. Those not selected were offered to the relevant local record office.


Arranged into parishes

Access Information

This collection is open for research. It is advisable to book in advance, for details and opening hours see Access to some documents may be restricted due to Data Protection legislation, Denbighshire Archive Service will advise where this is the case.

Custodial History

Transferred from the Public Record Office, London in 1984.