Amlwch Vestry and Highway Board Papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Material relating to parish government in Amlwch, Anglesey, north Wales: 

  • Vestry books, 1768-1903
  • Minutes of meetings, Amlwch District Highway Board, 1872-1895

Administrative / Biographical History

The parish of Amlwch, situated in Anglesey, north Wales, was, in common with other parishes, a major instrument of local government. The parish, represented by a selection of members known as the vestry, had responsibility for poor relief, as well as maintenance of highways and law and order, which continued until local government reforms in the late nineteenth century. In 1894 parish government was reconstructed which left vestries with limited powers such as the election of churchwardens and administration of charities.

Arrangement

Material is arranged in chronological order and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts .

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users

Note

Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, July 2002.

Other Finding Aids

Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department, University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 872-879

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.