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Gwent Archives
Newport Improvement Commission, records

Reference code(s): GB 0218 A1101

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Newport Improvement Commission Records

Short Title: Newport Improvement Commission, records

Creation date(s): 1826-1830

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: To be supplied

Name of creator(s): Newport Improvement Commission


Administrative/Biographical history: Newport Improvement Commission was established by the Newport Improvement Act 1826. It was empowered to carry out various local government functions in Newport, Monmouthshire, including providing lighting, paving, water and regulating the police. The Commissioners were originally 80 in number, declining to 30 by 1850. The Commission was abolished in 1850 when the Borough Council adopted the Public Health Act 1848 which created Newport Local Board of Health.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Newport Improvement Commission, 1826-1830.


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, Newport Improvement Commission, 1826-1830, catalogue; Warner, John, Local government in Newport 1835-1935 (Newport, 1935); Hey, David, Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History (Oxford, 1997); Davis, Haydn, The History of the Borough of Newport: from swamp to super-town (Newport, 1998).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: September 2005

Local government | Wales | Newport
Newport (Wales). Improvement Commission | Archives

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