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Gwent Archives
Gwent County Council, records

Reference code(s): GB 0218 G

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Gwent County Council Records

Short Title: Gwent County Council, records

Creation date(s): 1973-1996

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: To be supplied

Name of creator(s): Gwent County Council


Administrative/Biographical history: Gwent County Council was established in 1974 following local government reorganisation. It assumed the administrative functions of the former Monmouthshire County Council, Newport County Borough Council and part of Brecknockshire County Council. The Council comprised 63 members, including a chairman, and served a population of 450,000 people. The Council's work was overseen by a number of committees, including Finance, Education, Highways, Personnel, Planning & Economic Development, Police, Policy & Review, Public Protection, Social Services and Property Services. The principal officers employed by the Council were the Chief Executive, County Treasurer, Director of Education, Director of Social Services, Director of Planning and Economic Development, County Engineer & Surveyor, Director of Property Services, Chief Fire Officer, County Trading Standards Officer, County Supplies Officer, County Building & Works Officer and the Public Relations & Information Officer. Gwent County Council was abolished in 1996 and its functions assumed by the new Monmouthshire, Torfaen, Newport, Blaenau Gwent and Caerphilly unitary authorities.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Gwent County Council, 1973-1996.


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, Gwent County Council, 1973-1996, catalogue; HTV Cymru/Wales, The Wales Yearbook (Cardiff, 1995).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: October 2005

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