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Gwent Archives
Newport Board of Health/Port Sanitary Authority, records

Reference code(s): GB 0218 A1102

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Newport Board of Health/Port Sanitary Authority Records

Short Title: Newport Board of Health/Port Sanitary Authority, records

Creation date(s): 1850-1885

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: To be supplied

Name of creator(s): Newport Board of Health/Port Sanitary Authority

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Newport Local Board of Health came into existence in 1850 when the Public Health Act 1848 was adopted by Newport Borough Council. It took over the responsibilities of the Newport Improvement Commissioners, including lighting, paving, water and regulating the police, and also became responsible for street cleaning, sewerage and highways. The Board was constituted as a committee of Newport Borough Council, with the whole of the Council as members. The Public Health Act 1872 authorised the designation of Newport Board of Health as a Port Sanitary Authority which, in addition to the usual public health role of sanitary authorities, was responsible for sanitation on board ships entering the port and the prevention of non-quarantine diseases.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Records of Newport Board of Health and Port Sanitary Authority, 1850-1885.

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

Related material: Further records are Gwent Record Office, D3604.2-3.

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 Board of Health/Port Sanitary Authority, 1850-1885, catalogue; Warner, John, Local government in Newport 1835-1935 (Newport, 1935); Information Commissioner's Office website (www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk/), viewed 29 September 2005; Maglen, Krista, 'The First Line of Defence: British Quarantine and the Port Sanitary Authorities in the Nineteenth Century' in Social History of Medicine XV, No 3, pp.413-428.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: October 2005


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Health boards | Wales | Newport
Newport (Wales). Local Board of Health | Archives
Newport (Wales). Port Sanitary Authority | Archives

Personal names

Corporate names
Newport (Wales) | Local Board of Health
Newport (Wales) | Port Sanitary Authority

Places
Newport (Wales)

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