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Pembrokeshire Record Office
Milford Port Health Authority records

Reference code(s): GB 0213 D/MPH

Held at: Pembrokeshire Record Office

Title: Milford Port Health Authority Records

Short Title: Milford Port Health Authority records

Creation date(s): 1874-1996

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (Information to be supplied)

Name of creator(s): Milford Port Sanitary Authority; Milford Port Health Authority


Administrative/Biographical history: Port Sanitary Authorities were introduced in 1872 as an alternative to quarantine in British ports order to prevent the importation of infectious diseases. The Milford Port Sanitary Authority was responsible for health in Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, and had the power to inspect incoming vessels and their cargoes. The Authority also carried out medical inspections on immigrants. The Sanitary Authority was renamed Milford Port Health Authority in 1937 and was based in Milford Town Hall.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Milford Port Sanitary Authority/ Health Authority, 1874-1996, including minute books, 1874-1996; letter books, 1904-1928; annual reports, 1924-1979; cash books, 1960-1993; ledgers, 1925-1987; newspaper cuttings book, 1962-1971; government orders relating to Port Sanitary Authorities, 1883-1938; fish export certificates, 1991-1992; statutory financial statements, 1968-1974; statement of accounts, 1977-1994; and miscellaneous papers, 1964-1996.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into three groups, by deposit: Group One, minute books, letter books, annual reports, ledgers, government orders and miscellaneous; Group Two, copies of local government board records; and Group Three, minutes, cash books, ledgers and miscellaneous.

Conditions governing access: Minute books are closed for 30 years following date of creation

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy is available in Pembrokeshire Record Office.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Pembrokeshire Record Office have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are possible

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by the Milford Port Health Authority, Milford Haven, Dyfed, 1976. Additional deposits made by Mr W. J. Allen, Director of Port Health Services, 1981; Mr D. Rye, Milford Port Health Authority, Milford Haven, Dyfed, 1993; Mr A. J. Kesterton, Milford Port Health Authority, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, 2000.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Pembrokeshire Record Office, Milford Port Health Authority, catalogue; Port Cities London, (, viewed 14 June 2005.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: June 2005

Harbours | Wales | Milford Haven
Milford Port Health Authority | Archives
Milford Port Sanitary Authority | Archives
Public health | Wales | Milford Haven

Personal names

Corporate names
Milford Port Health Authority
Milford Port Sanitary Authority

Milford Haven (Wales)

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