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Gwent Archives
Shirenewton civil parish records

Reference code(s): GB 0218 D925

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Shirenewton Civil Parish Records

Short Title: Shirenewton civil parish records

Creation date(s): 1807-1921

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (Information to be supplied)

Name of creator(s): Shirenewton 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. Civil parish councils were established by the Local Government Act 1894, taking over responsibilities from parish vestry meetings. The parish of Shirenewton was in the county of Monmouthshire, until local government reorganisation in 1974, when it became part of Gwent.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Shirenewton parish, 1807-1921, including rate books, 1838-1874; poor law records, 1807-1872; Highway Surveyors' records, 1836-1864; Allotment Wardens' records, 1857-1878; tithe records, 1840-1921; Churchwardens' records, 1845-1881; records of Church affairs, 1839-1889.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Poor law; Surveyor of highways; Allotment wardens; Tithe; Churchwardens; Church affairs.

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 Shirenewton, catalogue.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2006

Parishes (Local government) | Wales | Shirenewton
Poor laws | Wales | Shirenewton | Administration
Shirenewton (Wales) | Archives
Tithes | Wales | Shirenewton

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