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Gwent Archives
Royal Gwent Hospital and Monmouthshire Red Cross records

Reference code(s): GB 0218 D3293

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Royal Gwent Hospital and Monmouthshire Red Cross Records

Short Title: Royal Gwent Hospital and Monmouthshire Red Cross records

Creation date(s): 1854-1946

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (Information to be supplied)

Name of creator(s): Royal Gwent Hospital; Newport and Monmouthshire Hospital; Newport and Monmouthshire Infirmary; Newport and County Infirmary; Newport Infirmary and Dispensary; Newport Dispensary; British Red Cross, Monmouthshire Branch


Administrative/Biographical history: The Newport Dispensary became known as the Newport Infirmary and Dispensary then the Newport and County Infirmary and in 1892 became the Newport and Monmouthshire Infirmary. From 1897 the name was changed to the Newport and Monmouthshire Hospital. The Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, took over the provision of healthcare in Monmouthshire from 1913. The British National Society for Aid to the Sick and Wounded in War was formed in 1870. In 1905, it became the British Red Cross Society and was granted a Royal Charter by its first President, Queen Alexandra. The Voluntary Aid Scheme was introduced in 1909 and led to the formation of Voluntary Aid Detachments locally to provide medical support in times of war.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Royal Gwent Hospital and the Monmouthshire Red Cross, 1854-1946, including hospital annual reports, 1854-1946; reports concerning activities of the Monmouthshire branch of the Red Cross, 1915-1918.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Annual reports of the Royal Gwent Hospital; Reports etc, concerning activities of the Monmouthshire Branch of the British Red Cross during the time of World War I.

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 sources were used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Annual reports of the Royal Gwent Hospital, catalogue; British Red Cross Society (DSO/4), viewed 17 November 2003; British Red Cross website (, viewed 6 March 2006.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: March 2006

British Red Cross Society. | Monmouthshire Branch | Archives
Hospitals | Wales | Newport
Red Cross and Red Crescent | Wales | Monmouthshire
Royal Gwent Hospital | Archives

Personal names

Corporate names
British Red Cross Society | Monmouthshire Branch
Newport Dispensary
Newport Infirmary and Dispensary
Newport and County Infirmary
Newport and Monmouthshire Hospital
Newport and Monmouthshire Infirmary
Royal Gwent Hospital

Monmouthshire (Wales)
Newport (Wales)

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