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Gwent Archives
Great Western Railway and Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal records

Reference code(s): GB 0218 D3295

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Great Western Railway and Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal (1925-1947) Records

Short Title: Great Western Railway and Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal records

Creation date(s): 1925-1947

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 9 items

Name of creator(s): Great Western Railway

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: The Great Western Railway was created by Act of Parliament in 1835 to provide a double-tracked line from Bristol to London. The GWR continued to expand its rail network across western England and Wales. Following the reorganisation of Britain's railway network in 1948, the Great Western Railway became the Western Region of British Railways. The Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal was under the jurisdiction of the Railways Executive (Western Region) until 1947, when it was transferred to the Docks and Inland Waterways Executive.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Tenancy papers, schedules of agreements and other legal documents relating to the Great Western Railway and the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, 1925-1947.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

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 and the National Library of Wales.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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: Deposit,1995.

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 Great Western Railway and the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal (1925-1947) records; The Great Western Archive (http://www.greatwestern.org.uk/), viewed 28 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
Canals | Wales | Monmouthshire
Canals | Wales | Powys
Great Western Railway (Great Britain) | Archives
Railways | Wales | Monmouthshire

Personal names

Corporate names
Great Western Railway (Great Britain)

Places
Monmouthshire (Wales)

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