Scope and Content

Records of the Rhuddlan Borough Council, which operated between 1974 and 1996.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Borough of Rhuddlan was one of six districts of the county of Clwyd, north-east Wales, from 1974 to 1996. It was formed under the Local Government Act 1972 from part of the administrative county of Flintshire, namely the urban districts of Prestatyn and Rhyl and St Asaph Rural District.

The district was named after Rhuddlan Castle, where the Statute of Rhuddlan was issued in 1284. This was illustrated in the borough's coat of arms which showed a castle of the time of Edward I in the shield, and a Welsh dragon grasping a parchment scroll, representing the statute, as the crest. The borough's motto was Rhuddlan Crud Cymru or Rhuddlan, Cradle of Wales.

The district was abolished in 1996, with its area forming part of the Denbighshire unitary authority.


Arranged into the following: Chief Executive / Administration; General; Borough Engineer and Surveyor.

Access Information

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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/

Conditions Governing Use

Usual Copyright Restrictions Apply. Copyright Flintshire County Council, so copying will usually be possible.

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained.

Custodial History

Transferred directly from the District Councils or from Flintshire County Council (post-1996), the succesor body.