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Fairoak Nurseries, Bassaleg ,records

Reference code(s): GB 0218 D2633

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Fairoak Nurseries, Bassaleg, Records

Short Title: Fairoak Nurseries, Bassaleg ,records

Creation date(s): 1896-c.1980

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 29 items

Name of creator(s): Fairoak Nurseries, Bassaleg


Administrative/Biographical history: Fairoak Nurseries, Bassaleg were founded by John Basham (1845-1927) when he took over the house and lands at Fairoak in 1878. He was the senior partner of John Basham and Sons, with his sons, Henry and Joseph. For his great skill in rose and fruit growing he was made a Fellow of the Royal Horticultural Society. In 1899, he published in the Society's journal an account of the state of fruit cultivation throughout Monmouthshire. He advocated the replanting of many orchards and with the aid of the new County Council's Technical Committee which furnished farmers with instruction and small grants, the Fairoak Nurseries were able to provide many of the new fruit trees.


Scope and content/abstract: day books, 1896-1914; ledgers, 1910-1930; cash books, 1910-1922; miscellaneous, 1910-c.1980


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into : day books;ledgers; cash books; miscellaneous.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Gwent Record Office.


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated,1988



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: Gwent Record Office, Fairoak Nurseries, Bassaleg records

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2004

Fairoak Nurseries of Bassaleg | Records and correspondence
Horticulture | Monmouthshire | Bassaleg

Personal names
Basham , John , 1845-1927

Corporate names
Fairoak Nurseries of Bassaleg

Bassaleg (Wales)

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