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Gwent Archives
Usk water authorities records

Reference code(s): GB 0218 D1757

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Records of Usk Water Authorities

Short Title: Usk water authorities records

Creation date(s): 1930-1974

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (Information to be supplied

Name of creator(s): Usk River Board; Usk Water Authority

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: From the late 19th century until 1957 responsibility for water provision in Monmouthshire lay with borough and rural district councils or sanitary authorities Following the Water Act 1945, water companies and boards began to amalgamate. The Usk River Board was formed as a result. The River Board became the Usk River Authority and later the Usk River Division of the Welsh National Water Development Authority in 1974. From 1979 it became the Welsh Water Authority - Usk Division.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: From the late 19th century until 1957 responsibility for water provision in Monmouthshire lay with borough and rural district councils or sanitary authorities Following the Water Act 1945, water companies and boards began to amalgamate. The Usk River Board was formed as a result. The River Board became the Usk River Authority and later the Usk River Division of the Welsh National Water Development Authority in 1974. From 1979 it became the Welsh Water Authority - Usk Division.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Usk Board of Conservators minute books; Usk River Board minute books; Usk River Authority minute books; United Usk Fishery Association minute book; South Wales Water Supply, Technical Committee on Water Resources, interim report; Plans, Newport Corporation scheme; Plans, Ebbw Vale U.D.C. Bill; Plan, Usk Flood Protection Scheme.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: Title supplied from contents of fonds

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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: Deposited by the Welsh Water Authority, Usk Division, Caerleon, Gwent, 1979.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Further records of the Usk river authorities are Gwent Record Office, D3185

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Records of Usk River Authorites; OFWAT Homepage (http://www.ofwat.gov.uk/aptrix/ofwat/publish.nsf/Content/navigation-homepage(ofwat) viewed 23 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


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Rivers | Wales
Usk River Authority | Archives
Usk River Board | Archives

Personal names

Corporate names
Usk River Authority
Usk River Board

Places
Monmouthshire (Wales)
River Usk (Wales)

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