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Gwent Archives
Newport County Court, records

Reference code(s): GB 0218 D3513

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Newport County Court Records

Short Title: Newport County Court, records

Creation date(s): 1854-1992

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: To be supplied

Name of creator(s): Newport County Court


Administrative/Biographical history: The County Court system was set up in 1846 to deal with the majority of civil cases such as divorce and property law and also includes the small claims court. The Courts, of which there are over 230 in England and Wales, are presided over by a District Judge, advised by a court clerk. Newport County Court is one of four such courts serving the former county of Gwent.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Newport County Court, 1854-1992, including ordinary and default summons minute books, 1854-1969; registers and Taxing Officer's book relating to bankruptcy, 1893-1992; notebooks, 1961-1987; cause books, 1881-1982; registers relating to divorce, appeals and equity suits, 1930-1967; records relating to the Workmen's Compensation Act, 1908-1986; Admiralty Actions books and files, 1916-1975; Deeds of Arrangement index, 1888-[c. 1974].


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 at Gwent Record Office, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.

Language codes: eng


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

Accruals: Accruals are possible

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Mrs Jan Jones, The Court Manager, Newport County Court, Olympia House, Newport, 1997.



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, Records of Newport County Court 1854-1992, catalogue; BBC Crime website (, 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

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