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Chapel of the joint counties' lunatic Asylum, Abergavenny, records

Reference code(s): GB 0218 D 3253

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Chapel of the joint counties' lunatic Asylum, Abergavenny, Records

Short Title: Chapel of the joint counties' lunatic Asylum, Abergavenny, records

Creation date(s): 1853-1948

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: Information to be supplied

Name of creator(s): Joint counties' lunatic Asylum, Abergavenny

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: The Chapel of the Joint counties' lunatic Asylum, Abergavenny was an integral part of the Hospital. The governing body appointed the Chaplain, who was a local clergyman of the Church of England and later of the Church in Wales. Some funerals were conducted by some priests of other denominations depending on the faith of the deceased. No burials have taken place on the chapelâ€TMs own cemetery since 1948. Then the NHS became responsible for the hospital. The deceased patients were buried at the Abergavenny Municipal cemetery from 1948 onwards.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Chapel of the joint counties�TM lunatic Asylum, Abergavenny, later Pen-y-fal Hospital, 1853-1948.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged in chronological order.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Gwent Record Office.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: No source recorded.

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Chapel of the joint counties�TM lunatic Asylum, Abergavenny, 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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