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Usk Turnpike Trust records

Reference code(s): GB 0218 CRB.T.T.12

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Usk Turnpike Trust Records

Short Title: Usk Turnpike Trust records

Creation date(s): 1766-1884

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (Information to be supplied)

Name of creator(s): Usk Turnpike Trust


Administrative/Biographical history: Private Acts of Parliament created Turnpike Trusts which comprised a group of trustees, usually members of the local gentry, administering funds provided by subscribers or tally holders to improve and maintain roads and collect tolls for their use. In 1836, a Government inquiry recommended that Turnpike Trusts be wound up, but those still in debt to their subscribers remained in existence into the 1880s, handing their responsibilities to Highways Boards funded by the rates.


Scope and content/abstract: Usk Turnpike Trust records, 1766-1884.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Gwent Record Office.


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



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, Usk Turnpike Trust, catalogue; Hey, David, Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History, (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1997).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: September 2005

Turnpike roads | Wales | Monmouthshire
Usk Turnpike Trust | Archives

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