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Gwent Archives
Sudbrook deeds, B. R. A. No. 2028

Reference code(s): GB 0218 D1901

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: B. R. A. No. 2028, Sudbrook Deeds

Short Title: Sudbrook deeds, B. R. A. No. 2028

Creation date(s): 1899-1949

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 16 items

Name of creator(s): Sudbrook estate


Administrative/Biographical history: The village of Sudbrook, Portskewett, Monmouthshire, was originally built to house workers on the nearby Severn Tunnel, completed in 1888. The tunnel's chief engineer, Thomas Andrew Walker (died 1891), who owned the Sudbrook estate, then opened a shipyard in the vicinity to take advantage of the existing infrastructure and workforce. In 1902 his brother, Charles, formed C. H. Walker and Co. Ltd to continue the shipbuilding industry in the area. The company went into liquidation in 1949 by which time much of its property in Sudbrook had been sold.


Scope and content/abstract: Deeds and documents relating to properties owned by C. H. Walker and Co. in Portskewett, Monmouthshire, [c. 1910]-1949; sale catalogue and plan of property in Portskewett, Caldicot and Caerwent, Monmouthshire, 1899, 1920; correspondence, 1918-1923.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged broadly into the following: deeds; other documents.

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 and the National Library of Wales.

Language codes: eng


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Godden, Holme and Co. (now Goddens and Thicknesse), 16 Great College Street, London, per British Records Association, [1981].



Note: Title supplied from depositors

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, B. R. A. No. 2028; Drower Power! website (, viewed 20 May 2004.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2004

Deeds | Wales | Portskewett

Personal names

Corporate names
C. H. Walker and Company

Portskewett (Wales)
Sudbrook (Wales)

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