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Gwent Archives
Monmouthshire Canal Act 1792 - warrant to sheriff

Reference code(s): GB 0218 Misc. MSS. 1760

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Monmouthshire Canal Act 1792 - Warrant to Sheriff

Short Title: Monmouthshire Canal Act 1792 - warrant to sheriff

Creation date(s): c.1792

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (1 item)

Name of creator(s): Monmouthshire Canal Company


Administrative/Biographical history: The Monmouthshire Canal is one of the two canals that make up the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal. An Act of Parliament was granted in 1792 for work to begin on the Monmouthshire Canal. It was to have two lines; an 11 mile main line with over 40 locks and an 11 mile 'Crumlin Branch' with over 30 locks. The canal was completed in 1798 and helped develop the town of Newport into one of Britain's busiest coal ports. The canal reached its peak in the early 1840s.


Scope and content/abstract: Monmouthshire Canal Act, 1792, warrant to Sheriff, c.1792.


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, Misc. MSS.; Canals and Waterways: Roots & Routes,, viewed 20 January 2006.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2006

Canals | Wales | Monmouthshire

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Monmouthshire Canal Company

Monmouthshire (Wales)

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