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Alexandra (Newport & South Wales) Docks and Railway Company records

Reference code(s): GB 0218 D4173

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Alexandra (Newport & South Wales) Docks and Railway Company Records

Short Title: Alexandra (Newport & South Wales) Docks and Railway Company records

Creation date(s): 1861-1950

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (37 items)

Name of creator(s): Alexandra (Newport & South Wales) Docks and Railway Company

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: In 1865, the first Lord Tredegar, Sir Charles Morgan Robinson Morgan, Baronet (1792-1873), formed the Alexander Dock Company in Newport, Monmouthshire. The Newport North Dock and Lock was opened in 1875. Following an Act of Parliament of 1882 the Alexandra (Newport) Dock Company and the Newport Dock Company, were amalgamated to become the Alexandra (Newport & South Wales) Docks and Railway Company (ANDR). The new company took over the Old Town Docks in 1884. The company decided to construct a railway line connecting the docks to Pontypridd. The Pontypridd, Caerphilly & Newport Railway Company (PC&N) was incorporated in 1878, but not completed for many years. In 1922, the ANDR was amalgamated into the Great Western Railway Docks department, and then became part of British Railways following Nationalisation in 1948.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Alexandra (Newport & South Wales) Docks and Railways Company and successors, 1861-1950, including deeds relating to Newport, Monmouthshire, 1879-1923; correspondence, 1903-1927; maps and plans, 1861-1950.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Deeds; Correspondence; Maps, plans and related documents; Other.

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, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.

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 Alexandra (Newport & South Wales) Docks and Railway Company are Gwent Record Office, D2464, D3145, D4039.

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 Records of Alexandra (Newport & South Wales) Docks and Railway Company; Davis, Haydn, The history of the borough of Newport: from swamp to super-town (Newport, 1998); Hutton, John, The Newport Docks & Railway Company (Wadenhoe, 1996).

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
Alexandra (Newport and South Wales) Docks and Railway Company | Records and correspondence
Alexandra (Newport) Dock Company | Records and correspondence
British Railways | Archives
Docks | Wales | Newport
Great Western Railway (Great Britain). | Docks Department | Archives

Personal names

Corporate names
Alexandra (Newport and South Wales) Docks and Railway Company
Alexandra (Newport) Dock Company
British Railways
Great Western Railway (Great Britain) | Docks Department

Places
Newport (Wales)

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