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Pratt's Charity, Mathern, records

Reference code(s): GB 0218 D3652

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Records of Pratt's Charity, Mathern

Short Title: Pratt's Charity, Mathern, records

Creation date(s): 1853-1989

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 11 items

Name of creator(s): Pratt's Charity, Mathern, Monmouthshire.


Administrative/Biographical history: In 1723 Charles Pratt devised his freehold estate in Mathern, Monmouthshire, for the purpose of establishing a school for the children of the poor. From 1862 the vicar and churchwardens of the parish became trustees of the charity and in 1863 a new building was opened. In 1936 the Monmouth Diocesan Trust became trustee. Mathern Primary School was closed in 1988. From 1995 the Trust has promoted the education of local residents under the age of 25.


Scope and content/abstract: Correspondence relating to the administration of the charity, 1853-1988; financial records, 1960-1985; objection documents opposing the closure of Mathern Primary School, 1986-1987.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: administration and correspondence; finance; objection documents relating to the closure of the school.

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 not expected

Archival history: No information found

Immediate source of acquisition: [1999]


Related material: Further records are in Gwent Record Office, Misc. MSS 665.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Records of Pratt's Charity, Mathern, catalogue.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: June 2004

Charities | Wales | Mathern
Charity-schools | Wales | Mathern

Personal names

Corporate names
Mathern Primary School
Pratt’s Charity | (Mathern, Wales)

Mathern (Wales)

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