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Gwent Archives
Magor Rural District Council, records

Reference code(s): GB 0218 A131

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Magor Rural District Council Records

Short Title: Magor Rural District Council, records

Creation date(s): 1895-1935

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: To be supplied

Name of creator(s): Magor Rural District Council


Administrative/Biographical history: Magor Rural District Council (RDC), Monmouthshire, was established under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1894 and comprised the parishes of Bishopston, Cemais, Christchurch, Goldcliff, Langstone, Llandevenny, Llan-wern, Llanvaches, Llanfarthin, Llangattock, Llanhenwg, Magor, Nash, Penhow, Redwick, Tredunnock, Whitson and Wilcrick. The Council comprised a number of councillors and a chairman and initially replaced the local sanitary authorities. Its responsibilities included sanitary services, sewerage, refuse collection, maintaining local roads, cemeteries and parks, licensing of public entertainments, water supply and housing. RDCs were administered by a number of committees and by appointed officers including a Clerk, Treasurer, Medical Officer of Health, Surveyor and Sanitary Inspector. Magor RDC was abolished in 1935 and was mostly absorbed by the new Magor and St Mellons RDC.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Magor Rural District Council, 1895-1935.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: To be supplied

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.


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: No information found



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, Magor Rural District Council, catalogue; Jackson, W. Eric, The Structure of Local Government in England and Wales (London: Longmans, 1949); Hey, David, Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History (Oxford, 1997); A Vision of Britain website (, viewed 14 September 2005.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: September 2005

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