Scope and Content

Records of the Delyn District Council, which operated between 1974 and 1996.

Administrative / Biographical History

Delyn is an area in north Wales. From 1974 to 1996 it was a district of Clwyd, but is now included in the county of Flintshire. Delyn is twinned with Menden, Germany.

The Borough of Delyn was formed in 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972 by the merger of Flint Municipal Borough with the urban districts of Holywell and Mold, and Holywell Rural District.

The name "Delyn" was formed by combining the names of the area's principal rivers: the Dee and the Alyn. The neighbouring district was originally named Alyn-Dee for the same reason. "Y Delyn" is also Welsh for "The Harp", a fact reflected in the borough's coat of arms.[1][2]


Arranged into the following: Chief Executive / Administration; Treasurers / Finance; Development / Technical Services; Health and Housing; Leisure Services; and Cemetery Services.

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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.