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Gwent Archives
Aberystruth civil parish records

Reference code(s): GB 0218 D739

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Aberystruth Civil Parish Records

Short Title: Aberystruth civil parish records

Creation date(s): 1773-1919

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (Information to be supplied)

Name of creator(s): Aberystruth Civil Parish


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. Prior to 1894, monthly parish vestry meetings dealt with ecclesiastical matters, rates, and local issues. Parish councils were established by the Local Government Act 1894. Community councils replaced parish councils under the local government reorganization in 1974. The parish of Aberystruth was in the county of Monmouthshire.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of the parish of Aberystruth, 1773-1919, including poor rate assessment books, 1848-1852; parish vestry minute and account books, 1773-1856; Churchwardens' accounts, 1897-1919.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Overseers of the poor; Parish vestry.

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, Par. Aberystruth, catalogue.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2006

Aberystruth (Wales) | Archives
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