Scope and Content


Holywell Court records, 1847-1964, including plaint and minute books, 1847-1952; ledgers, 1849-1965; Mold Court records, 1856-1970, including plaint and minute books, 1856-1969; commitment summons books, 1949-1969; default actions books, 1953-1970; and registers of agreements, 1937-1970. There are no records relating to Rhyl/St Asaph Court.

Access restricted.

Administrative / Biographical History

County courts are of medieval origin, but were established in their present form by Act of Parliament in 1846. The court is primarily concerned with civil cases relating to debt and bankruptcy. The Flintshire County Court is divided into three districts: Holywell, Mold/Flint and Rhyl/St Asaph. The detached Maelor part of Flintshire was administered as part of the Wrexham district of Denbighshire County Court.


Arranged into the following: Holywell County Court; and Mold County Court.

Access Information

Data Protection Act restrictions will apply to any items less than 100 years old that contain personal information as defined by the Act.

Permission to view must be granted in writing from Rhyl County Court.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Amanda Williams, Chief Clerk, Holywell County Court, Holywell, Flintshire, 1998, and Jacqueline Ann Rogers, Court Manager, County Court, Mold Law Court, Mold, Flintshire, 2000.


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

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Flintshire Record Office. Catalogue is searchable online at:

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: Flintshire County Record Office, Flintshire County Courts records catalogue.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Public records. May be copied without any need for a copyright form.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Flintshire Record Office have been retained


Accruals are expected

Geographical Names