Valley Rural District Council Records
Reference code(s): GB 0221 WBJ
Held at: Anglesey County Record Office
Title: Valley Rural District Council Records
Short title: Valley Rural District Council, records
Dates of creation: 1891-1974
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 1.703 cubic metres (493 items)
Name of creator(s): Valley Rural District Council
Administrative and biographical history: Valley Rural District Council (RDC), Anglesey, was established in 1894 as the successor to Valley Rural Sanitary Authority. RDCs could be administered by a number of committees and by appointed officers including a Clerk, Treasurer, Medical Officer of Health, Surveyor and Sanitary Inspector. Valley RDC included most of the western part of the county (Aberffraw, Bodedern, Bodwrog, Ceirchiog, Cerrigceinwen, Henegwlys, Llanddeusant, Llandrygan, Llanfaelog, Llanfaethlu, Llanfair yn Neubwll, Llanfwrog, Llangwyfan, Llanfihangel-yn-Nhowyn, Llanllibio, Llanrhuddlad, Llantrisant, Llanyngenedl, Llechylched, Rhoscolyn and Trewalchmai). Valley RDC was abolished in 1974.
Scope and content: Records of Valley Rural District Council, 1891-1974, including minute books of Valley Rural Sanitary Authority, 1891-1904; minute books of the Council, 1905-1974; minute books of committees, 1910-1954; records of the Holyhead and Rhosneigr Parochial Committees, 1900-1952; ledger of Valley Rural Sanitary Authority, 1891-1906, and Valley RDC, 1892-1969; Treasurers' accounts, 1927-1955; valuation lists of parishes, 1921, 1929-1973; rate account books for parishes, 1911-1971; water rents books, 1932-1955; records of wages, 1914-1961; general rate books, 1971-1973; Chief Financial Officer's cash accounts, 1947-1960; account books and other financial records, 1926-1968; registers of billets and check records relating to evacuees, 1940-1943; and papers relating to local issues, 1903-1973, including: housing, 1913-1938; Towyn Llyn Common, 1925-1949; Ty Groes camp, 1968-1973; and sand dune conservation, 1969-1970.
ACCESS AND USE
System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Clerk's department; and Treasurer's department.
Conditions governing access: No restrictions.
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.
Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Record Office, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives. It is the policy of Gwasanaeth Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Archives Service to catalogue in the language of the document.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records were appraised and these were selected for retention.
Accruals: Accruals are not expected
Immediate source of acquisition: Many of the records were transferred following the abolition of the Council in 1974.
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. Inlcudes material relating to its predecessor authority, Valley Rural Sanitary Authority.
Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used to compile this description: Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Record Office, Records of Valley Rural District Council; Jackson, W. Eric, The Structure of Local Government in England and Wales (London: Longmans, 1949); Richards, Melville (ed.), Atlas Môn (Anglesey Community Council, 1972); Hey, David, Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History (Oxford, 1997).
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2 and LCSH.
Date(s) of description: July 2003