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Gwent Archives
Wonastow parish records

Reference code(s): GB 0218 D473

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Wonastow Parish Records

Short Title: Wonastow parish records

Creation date(s): 1819-1935

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (2 items)

Name of creator(s): Wonastow Civil Parish; Wonastow Parish Council


Administrative/Biographical history: During the late Middle Ages the parish became increasingly important as a unit of civil administration. From the 16th century unpaid parish officers were responsible for keeping the peace, repairing roads and assisting the poor, by means of a rate levied on the inhabitants of the parish. Civil parish councils were established by the Local Government Act 1894, taking over responsibilities from parish vestry meetings. The parish of Wonastow was in the county of Monmouthshire, until local government reorganisation in 1974, when it became part of Gwent.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of the parish of Wonastow, 1819-1935, including minutes of vestry meetings, 1819-1935; Overseers' and Churchwardens' accounts, 1819-1935.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Book containing minutes and accounts; Award of rent charges in lieu of tithes.

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 source was used to compile this description: Gwent Record Office, Parish of Wonastow, List of parochial records, catalogue.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2006

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