Reference code(s): GB 0218 A530
Held at: Gwent Archives
Title: Chepstow Urban District Council Records
Short Title: Chepstow Urban District Council, records
Creation date(s): 1873-1974
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: To be supplied
Name of creator(s): Chepstow Urban District Council; Chepstow Local Board
Administrative/Biographical history: Chepstow Urban District Council (UDC), Monmouthshire, was established under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1894. The Council comprised a number of councillors and a chairman and initially replaced Chepstow Local Board. Its responsibilities included sanitary services, sewerage, refuse collection, housing, streets, cemeteries, libraries, parks, controls on buildings such as petrol stations, and licensing of public entertainments. UDCs were administered by a number of committees and by appointed officers including a Clerk, Treasurer, Medical Officer of Health, Surveyor and Sanitary Inspector. Chepstow UDC was abolished in 1974 following local government reorganisation, and its functions were assumed by the new Monmouth District Council.
Scope and content/abstract: Records of Chepstow Local Board, 1873-1894, and Chepstow Urban District Council, 1894-1974.
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement: No information found
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
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, Chepstow Urban 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); Richards, Melville, Welsh Administrative and Territorial Units (Cardiff, 1969); A Vision of Britain website (www.visionofbritain.org.uk), viewed 19 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