Scope and Content

Records of Lowther College, Lytham St Anne's and Bodelwyddan Castle, 1898-1982, including admissions registers, 1915-1982; prospectuses, [c. 1907]-1981; school magazines, 1910-1982; visitors' books, 1938-1980; scrap-books, 1898-1952; correspondence and accounts, 1927-1982; correspondence and papers relating to tenancies of properties belonging to Lowther College, 1926-1971; photographs, 1930-1982; photograph albums, 1930-[c.1958]; cine films, 1948-1965; miscellaneous, 1908-1982; and illustrated brochure of Kinmel Hall Rheuma Spa, [c. 1936].

Administrative / Biographical History

Lowther College was founded by Miss F. L. Morris, later Mrs Lindley, at Lytham St Anne's, Lancashire, in 1896. She moved the school to Bodelwyddan Castle, Denbighshire, in 1920, and continued as Headmistress until 1927, when she sold it to the Allied Schools. Mrs Lindley then converted Kinmel Hall, Denbighshire, into a Rheuma Spa, which she continued to run until the beginning of the Second World War, when it was taken over as a hospital. Lowther College continued to flourish as an independent school. From 1977, boys were also admitted, but with declining numbers, the school closed in July 1982.


Arranged into the following: admission registers; prospectuses; school magazines; visitors' book; scrap-books; photographs and framed items; albums; cine films; loose items; miscellaneous; and Kinmel Hall Rheuma Spa.

Conditions Governing Access

Minutes of the Council of the Allied Schools; Director's reports and accounts; termly and annual accounts; and papers relating to estimates of income and expenditure, 1974, are not available to the public.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by the Allied Schools, Banbury, Oxfordshire, England, per J. R. Bieneman, Headmaster of Lowther College, Bodelwyddan, Clwyd, 1982, 1983.


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 and the National Register of Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Flintshire Record Office have been retained.


Accruals are not expected