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Gwent Archives
Newport and Pontypool Railway; Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway; Brynmawr and Western Valleys Railway records

Reference code(s): GB 0218 D4071

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Miscellaneous Records relating to Newport and Pontypool Railway; Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway; Brynmawr and Western Valleys Railway, 1845-1966

Short Title: Newport and Pontypool Railway; Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway; Brynmawr and Western Valleys Railway records

Creation date(s): 1845-1966

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (10 items)

Name of creator(s): Newport & Pontypool Railway Co.; Newport, Abergavenny & Hereford Railway Co.; Brynmawr & Western Valleys Railway Co.

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Brynmawr & Western Valleys Railway was completed in 1905 and connected Brynmawr, Breconshire, with Nantyglo, Monmouthshire. The line was closed to passengers in 1962. The Newport, Abergavenny & Hereford Railway was linked to the Merthyr, Tredegar & Abergavenny Railway at Abergavenny and the line opened in 1853. In 1845 a railway between Newport and Pontypool was proposed by the Newport and Pontypool Railway Company.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Records of railway companies in Monmouthshire, 1845-1966, including Newport and Pontypool Railway, 1845-1849; Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway, [c.1846]-1966; The Brynmawr and Western Valleys Railway, 1900-1907.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Newport and Pontypool Railway; Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway; The Brynmawr and Western Valleys Railway.

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.

Language codes: eng

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: Source not recorded

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Further material relating to the railway companies is Gwent Record Office, D3145, D3934.

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 miscellaneous records relating to Newport and Pontypool Railway; Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway; Brynmawr and Western Valleys Railway, 1845-1966; RAILSCOT homepage (http://www.railscot.co.uk/index.htm) viewed 14 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


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Brynmawr and Western Railway Co. | Archives
Newport and Pontypool Railway | Archives
Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway Company | Records and correspondence
Railway companies | Wales | Monmouthshire
Railways | Wales | Monmouthshire

Personal names

Corporate names
Brynmawr and Western Valleys Railway Co.
Newport and Pontypool Railway
Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway Company

Places
Monmouthshire (Wales)

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