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Gwent Archives
Ports of Newport and Chepstow, shipping registers

Reference code(s): GB 0218 D1847

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Shipping Registers, Ports of Newport and Chepstow

Short Title: Ports of Newport and Chepstow, shipping registers

Creation date(s): 1786-1949

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 17 items

Name of creator(s): Port of Newport; Port of Chepstow


Administrative/Biographical history: The Port of Newport is located at the mouth of the river Usk to the south of Newport, Monmouthshire. In 1896 the Port of Newport was the third largest in the world for the exports of iron, steel and coal. The Port of Chepstow was situated on the River Wye. It declined during the 19th century, ceasing to be a customs port in 1882, and was then included within the jurisdiction of the Port of Gloucester.


Scope and content/abstract: Port of Newport records, 1824-1949, comprising registers of ships and transactions, 1824-1938, list of ships registered, 1824-1905, annual account of ships, 1857-1870, annual and quinquennial registry returns, 1892-1949; Port of Chepstow records, 1786-1919, including registers of ships, 1786-1881, 1919, register of transactions, 1855-1919, appropriations book, 1855-1880.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Port of Newport; Port of Newport additional deposit; Port of Chepstow.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Gwent Record Office, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by H. M. Customs and Excise, Newport, under sec. 4 (1) of the Public Records Act 1958, 1980.


Related material: Further records are in Gwent Record Office, D2795 (Ships' Record Books).


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Catalogue of Shipping Registers, Ports of Newport and Chepstow; Davis, Haydn, The History of the Borough of Newport (Newport, 1998); Waters, Ivor, The Port of Chepstow (Chepstow, 1989).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2004; updated March 2006 and May 2012

Harbours | Wales | Chepstow
Harbours | Wales | Newport
Ship registers | Wales | Chepstow
Ship registers | Wales | Newport

Personal names

Corporate names
Port of Chepstow
Port of Newport (Monmouthshire, Wales)

Chepstow (Wales)
Newport (Wales)

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