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Local Government Records

North East Wales Archives holds records of many local government bodies including boroughs, urban and rural district councils, parish councils, district and county councils and town and community councils.

Local government records are vital to understanding the historic administration (running of) the counties of Denbighshire and Flintshire. Records can relate to such matters as finance, highways, sewerage, housing, planning/building control and public health.

What records can I find at Hawarden branch?

The Hawarden branch holds the corporate records of Flintshire County Council and its predecessor authorities. For a full list see our Flintshire Councils page.

What records can I find at Ruthin branch?

The Ruthin branch holds the corporate records of Denbighshire County Council and its predecessor authorities. For a full list see our Denbighshire Councils page.

What language were the records written in?

The majority of these records are in English. It is our policy to catalogue the records in the language in which they are written. More recent council minutes are available in both Welsh and English.

How can I access these records?

You can view these records in our search-rooms. None of our council or official papers are available to view online. Book a place in the search-room today.