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Gwent Archives
St Mellons Rural District Council, records

Reference code(s): GB 0218 A132

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: St Mellons Rural District Council Records

Short Title: St Mellons Rural District Council, records

Creation date(s): 1895-1935

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: To be supplied

Name of creator(s): St Mellons Rural District Council

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: St Mellons Rural District Council (RDC), Monmouthshire, was established under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1894 and comprised the parishes of Bedwas, Betws, Coedcernyw, Dyffryn, Graig, Henllys, Machen Lower, Machen Upper, Malpas, Marshfields, Michaelston-y-fedw, Peterstone Wentlloog, Rogerstone, Rumney, St Bride's Wentlloog, St Mellons and St Woolloos. 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. St Mellons RDC was abolished in 1935 and was absorbed by the new Magor and St Mellons RDC with the exception of St Woollos and parts of Bettws and Malpas which joined Newport County Borough.

CONTENT

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

ACCESS AND USE

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.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: No information found

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

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, St Mellons 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 (www.visionofbritain.org.uk), 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


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Local government | Wales | St Mellons (district)
St Mellons (Wales). | Rural District Council | Archives

Personal names

Corporate names
St Mellons (Wales) | Rural District Council

Places
St Mellons (Wales : district)

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