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Gwent Archives
Newport Pilotage Authority, records

Reference code(s): GB 0218 D1331

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Newport Pilotage Authority Records

Short Title: Newport Pilotage Authority, records

Creation date(s): 1861-1963

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (66 items)

Name of creator(s): Newport Pilotage Authority; Newport Pilot Boat Co. Ltd


Administrative/Biographical history: Pilot boats are responsible for providing safe passage for shipping in and out of harbours. Newport Pilotage Authority, Newport, Monmouthshire, was constituted by the Bristol Channel Pilotage Act 1861. This removed responsibilty for Newport's pilotage from the control of Bristol. The Authority merged with the Cardiff and Barry Pilotage Authorities in 1974 to form South East Wales Pilotage Authority.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Newport Pilotage Authority, 1861-1963, including minute books, 1861-1949; cash books, 1862-1952; ledgers, 1862-1919; pilots' monthly accounts, 1862-1962; annual returns of pilotage, 1905-1930; balance sheets and statements of account, 1896-1955; legal papers, 1868-[1931]; Newport Pilot Boat Co. Ltd records, 1914-1963, including minutes, 1941-1954, and log books, 1958-1963; Newport (Mon.) Pilots Sick Benefit Society cash book, 1894-1951.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Newport Pilotage Authority; Newport Pilot Boat Co. Ltd.

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 and the National Register of Archives.


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, Newport Pilotage Authority, catalogue; Glamorgan Record Office, Maritime Records leaflet (available online at, viewed 21 February 2006.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2006

Newport Pilotage Authority | Archives
Pilots and pilotage | Wales | Newport

Personal names

Corporate names
Newport Pilot Boat Company
Newport Pilotage Authority

Newport (Wales)

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