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Gwent Archives
Monmouth Borough Council, records

Reference code(s): GB 0218 A520

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Monmouth Borough Council Records

Short Title: Monmouth Borough Council, records

Creation date(s): 1906-1974

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: To be supplied

Name of creator(s): Monmouth Borough Council


Administrative/Biographical history: The Castle of Monmouth was built by William FitzOsbern, Earl of Hereford, before 1071. Its earliest known charter of incorporation was received in 1447. Monmouth became the county town of the newly created county of Monmouthshire in 1536. The passing of the Municipal Corporations Act 1835 resulted in the reconstitution of the Corporation as an elected Borough Council, comprising a mayor, aldermen and councillors. In 1974 the Borough of Monmouth was abolished, the town becoming part of a much larger Monmouth District Council (later renamed Monmouth Borough Council), one of the five districts of the new county of Gwent.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Monmouth Borough Council, 1906-1974.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: To be supplied

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.


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: No information found


Related material: Further records are Gwent Record Office, W & T/MB.


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, Monmouth Borough Council, 1906-1974, catalogue; Richards, Melville, Welsh Administrative and Territorial Units (Cardiff, 1969); Kissack, Keith, The Lordship, Parish and Borough of Monmouth (Hereford, 1996); Jackson, W. Eric, The Structure of Local Government in England and Wales (London: Longmans, 1949).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: September 2005

Local government | Wales | Monmouth
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