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Gwent Archives
Charity Comission accounts catalogue

Reference code(s): GB 0218 D2191

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Catalogue of Charity Comission Accounts

Short Title: Charity Comission accounts catalogue

Creation date(s): 1853-1955

Level of description: Fonds


Name of creator(s): Charity Comission


Administrative/Biographical history: The Charity Commission, established in 1853, monitors the activities of charities in England and Wales on behalf of the government, and receives information and accounts from the trustees of the charities. These are public records, and one of the Commission's responsibilities is to hand over the records to the Public Record Office (now The National Archives), which selects those meriting permanent retention. Those not selected are offered to the relevant local record offices, and if unwanted are destroyed. These papers deal with charities in Gwent.


Scope and content/abstract: Local charity accounts of various parishes in Gwent, 1853-1955


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged alphabetically into parishes.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Gwent Record Office and the National Library of Wales.


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by the Public Record Office


Related material: For further information held at the Gwent Record Office on many of the listed charities, refer to the reports of the Charity Comissioners on charities on Monmouthshire, 1819-1837 (C.Misc.R.I.) and in England and Wales, 1859-1897 (C.Misc.R.6.). and to the Index of Gwent Charities.


Note: Title from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Catalogue of Charity Comission Accounts, Charity Commission; Hey, David,The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History (Oxford, 1997); Charity Commission for England and Wales website (, viewed 18 August 2005.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: August 2005

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