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Gwent Archives
Usk River Board, records

Reference code(s): GB 0218 D3185

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Usk River Board (from 1974); Usk Division of Welsh National Water Development Authority (from 1979); Welsh Water Authority - Usk Division Records

Short Title: Usk River Board, records

Creation date(s): 1895-1984

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 464 items

Name of creator(s): Usk River Board; Usk River Authority; Usk River Division of the Welsh National Water Development Authority; Welsh Water Authority

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: From the late 19th century until 1957 responsibility for water provision in Monmouthshire lay with borough and rural district councils or sanitary authorities Following the Water Act 1945, water companies and boards began to amalgamate. The Usk River Board was formed as a result. The River Board became the Usk River Authority and later the Usk River Division of the Welsh National Water Development Authority in 1974. From 1979 it became the Welsh Water Authority - Usk Division.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Usk River Board and successor bodies, 1895-1984, including records of meetings, 1961-1984; correspondence, 1949-1977; Usk Sewage Division operational records, 1974-1975; publicity material, 1977-1978; meteorological records, 1966-1980; Newport Corporation Waterworks records, 1932-1972; Newport and South Monmouthshire Water Board records, 1962-1969; Cwmbrân Urban District Council reports, 1932-1960; Gwent Water Division management team meeting papers, 1975-1978; plans, 1895-1981.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Meetings; Correspondence; Operational records; Publicity; Meteorology and Capacity; Predecessor and associated authorities; plans.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

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

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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

Accruals: Accruals are possible

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited, 1993.

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

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: Gwent Record Office, Catalogue of Usk River Board (from 1974); Usk Division of Welsh National Water Development Authority (from 1979); Welsh Water Authority - Usk Division Records; OFWAT Homepage (http://www.ofwat.gov.uk/aptrix/ofwat/publish.nsf/Content/navigation-homepage(ofwat) viewed 27 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


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Rivers | Wales
Usk River Authority | Archives
Usk River Board | Archives
Welsh National Water Development Authority. | Usk River Division | Archives
Welsh Water Authority. | Usk Division | Records and correspondence

Personal names

Corporate names
Usk River Authority
Usk River Board
Welsh National Water Development Authority | Usk River Division
Welsh Water Authority | Usk Division

Places
Gwent (Wales)
Monmouthshire (Wales)
River Usk (Wales)

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