Llanrwst Rural District Council, records of

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Llanrwst Rural District Council, Denbighshire, was created under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1894. The rural district included the civil parish of Llanrwst Rural. The council consisted of councillors and a chairman, elected for three years. They originally took over responsibility for local sanitation from the local sanitary authorities and their responsibilities included sanitary services, sewerage, refuse collection, maintaining local roads, cemeteries, parks, and licensing of public entertainments, water supply and later housing. Rural District Councils were administered by a number of committees and by appointed officers including a Clerk, Treasurer, Public Health Inspector, Housing Officer, Surveyor and Rating Officer. In 1935, the district became part of the new Hiraethog rural district. Llanrwst Highway Board was active from 1879.

Scope and content: Records of Llanrwst Rural District Council, 1879-1935, comprising minutes, 1895-1935, and letter books, 1910-1935, of the Clerk's department; Treasurer's general ledgers, 1902-1935; items relating to the Rating Officer and Housing Officer, 1929-1933; miscellaneous Surveyor's records, 1900-1929; and receipt and payment book of Surveyor to Llanrwst Highway Board, 1879-1888.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following: Clerk; Treasurer; Rating Officer; Housing Officer and Surveyor.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research. It is advisable to book in advance, for details and opening hours see http://archives.denbighshire.gov.uk/visit-us/. Access to some documents may be restricted due to Data Protection legislation, Denbighshire Archive Service will advise where this is the case.

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