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Gwent Archives
HM Customs & Excise, Newport, records

Reference code(s): GB 0218 D3837

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Records of HM Customs & Excise, Newport

Short Title: HM Customs & Excise, Newport, records

Creation date(s): 1795-1984 (mainly 1878-1984)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 15 items

Name of creator(s): HM Customs & Excise, Newport


Administrative/Biographical history: HM Customs and Excise are responsible for the collection of duties payable to the Crown, on the import and export of goods and on their manufacture. By the 19th century collection of duties was the responsibility of the Board of Custom and the Board of Excise (later becoming the Board of Inland Revenue). The two boards were amalgamated into the Board of Customs and Excise in 1909, responsible for administering Her Majesty's Customs and Excise. HM Customs and Excise had offices in the Port of Newport, Monmouthshire.


Scope and content/abstract: Administrative records, 1912-1971, including Customs Collector's and Waterguard copy letter books; financial records, 1913-1984, including wreck and salvage records; papers and correspondence, 1889, 1950; Admiralty chart of Bristol Channel and River Usk, 1878-1902; Lloyd's register of shipping, 1943-1944; fragment of book cover for the port of Chepstow, 1795.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: administrative records; financial records; papers and correspondence; maps; miscellaneous.

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:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited under sec. 4(1) of the Public Records Act 1958, [2000].



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, Catalogue of Records of HM Customs & Excise, Newport, Mon.; NDAD website (, viewed 23 June 2004.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: June 2004

Customs administration | Wales | Newport
Great Britain. | H.M. Customs and Excise (Newport, Wales) | Archives

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Great Britain | H.M. Customs and Excise

Newport (Wales)

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