District of Aberconwy

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Coordinates: 53°18′07″N 3°48′18″W / 53.302°N 3.805°W / 53.302; -3.805

Aberconwy
Aberconwy shown within Wales
History
 - Created 1974
 - Abolished 1996
 - Succeeded by Conwy County Borough
Status Borough
 - HQ Llandudno
The arms of Aberconwy Borough Council

The Borough of Aberconwy was one of five districts of Gwynedd, north-west Wales, from 1974 to 1996.[1]

It was formed under the Local Government Act 1972, on April 1, 1974 from parts of the administrative counties of Caernarfonshire and Denbighshire.

From Caernarfonshire came the municipal borough of Conwy, the urban districts of Betws-y-Coed, Llandudno, Llanfairfechan and Penmaenmawr, and Nant Conwy Rural District.

From Denbighshire came the urban district of Llanrwst, and the parishes of Eglwysbach, Llanddoged, Llanrwst Rural, Llansantffraid Glan Conwy and Tir Ifan. The parishes had been part of the rural districts of Aled and Hiraethog.

The district was abolished in 1996, with its area passing to Aberconwy and Colwyn, shortly afterwards renamed Conwy County Borough.[1] However, some council services are still split into Aberconwy and Colwyn districts such as the registration of births, deaths and marriages.

In 2003, the area of the former district was moved from the preserved county of Gwynedd, to Clwyd.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hoiberg, Dale H., ed. (2010). "Aberconwy". Encyclopedia Britannica. I: A-ak Bayes (15th ed.). Chicago, IL: Encyclopedia Britannica Inc. p. 27. ISBN 978-1-59339-837-8.