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Gwent Archives
Newport and Pillgwenlly Waterworks Company, records

Reference code(s): GB 0218 A1106

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Newport and Pillgwenlly Waterworks Company Records

Short Title: Newport and Pillgwenlly Waterworks Company, records

Creation date(s): 1809-1966

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: To be supplied

Name of creator(s): Newport and Pillgwenlly Waterworks Company

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Newport and Pillgwenlly Waterworks Company was established by Act of Parliament in Newport, Monmouthshire, in 1846 in order to improve the supply and quality of water in the town. The company built several reservoirs and their related infrastructure. The Ynis-y-Fro Reservoir and Stow Hill service reservoir were completed in 1848, Pantyreos High Level Reservoir in 1878 and a second Ynis-y-Fro Reservoir in 1884. The limits of the Company's supply were increased in stages and by 1881 included Newport, Pillgwenlly, St Woolos, Malpas, Christchurch, Caerleon, Rogerstone and Bassaleg. By the late 19th century Newport Corporation took a greater interest in water supply provision and it took over the Company in 1888.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Records relating to Newport and Pillgwenlly Waterworks Company, 1809-1966.

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, Newport and Pillgwenlly Waterworks Company, C19, catalogue; Warner, John, Local government in Newport 1835-1935 (Newport, 1935); Davis, Haydn, The History of the Borough of Newport: from swamp to super-town (Newport, 1998); National Register of Archives website (www.nra.nationalarchives.gov.uk), viewed 29 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
Newport & Pillgwenlly Waterworks | Archives
Water-supply | Wales | Newport

Personal names

Corporate names
Newport & Pillgwenlly Waterworks Co.

Places
Newport (Wales)

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