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Gwent Archives
Gwent schools, records

Reference code(s): GB 0218 CEA, CEB, CEC, CEM, GEA, GEB, GEC, GED, GEM

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Gwent School Records

Short Title: Gwent schools, records

Creation date(s): 1843-1993

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: Information to be supplied

Name of creator(s): Gwent schools


Administrative/Biographical history: In Wales there was no state system of education before 1870. The earliest surviving school records are the ones of the endowed grammar schools. These were founded by charitable bequests. Administrative records including teachers' salary registers may be found in the card catalogues for Monmoutshire Education Committee, School Boards, School Managers, and Divisional Executives. Newport was a separate education authority until 1974. Some records are relating to endowed grammar schools, charity schools, workhouse schools, prison education, the Monmouthshire reformatory, works schools, National and British schools, Roman Catholic schools, school attendance commitees, board schools, Monmouthshire Education Committee, Council schools, evacuated schools, and grammar schools. The places are Aberbeeg, Abercarn, Abergavenny, Abersychan, Abertillery, Bassaleg, Bedwas, Bedwellty, Bishton, Blackwood, Blaenavon, Blaina, Bryngwyn, Caerleon, Caerwent, Catbrook, Chepstow, Coed-y-paen, Croesyceiliog, Clydach, Cross Ash, Crumlin, Cwmbran, Cwmcarvan, Cwmtillery, Cwmyoy, Devauden, Earlswood, Ebbw Vale, Goytre, Gwehelog, Henllys, Itton, Llanarth, Llanddewi Rhydderch, Llandenny, Llandevaud, Llandogo, Llanelly, Llanfair Kilgedin, Llangattock Lingoed, Llangattock-Vibon-Avel, Llangwm, Llanhennock, Llanhilleth, Llanishen, Llanover, Llansoy, Llantilio Pertholey, Llantrisant, Llanvihangel Crucorney, Machen, Manmoel, Markham, Nantyglo, Nash, Newbridge, Newchurch West, Newport, New Tredegar, Norton Cross, Penallt, Penrhos, Peterstone, Pontllanfraith, Pontnewydd, Pontnewynydd, Pontymister, Pontypool, Pontywaun, Pwlldu, Raglan, Rassau, Redwick, Rhiwderin, Rhymney, Risca, Rockfield, Rogerstone, St. Brides Wentloog, St. Mellons, Sebastopol, Tintern, Tredegar, Tregare, Trelleck, Trevil, Troedrhiwgwair, Trostey, Tynewydd, Undy, Usk, Wattsville, Varteg, Whitebrook, Whitson, and Wyllie.


Scope and content/abstract: Records relating to the schools in Gwent, including Aberbeeg, 1877-1962; Abercarn, 1876-1973; Abergavenny, 1843-1972; Abersychan, 1866-1980; Abertillery, 1877-1993; Bassaleg, 1879-1986; Bedwas, 1905-1993; Bedwellty, 1880-1938; Bishton, 1873-1954; Blackwood, 1873-1951; Blaenavon, 1883-1992; Blaina, 1862-1971; Bryngwyn, 1873-1976; Caerleon, 1866-1902; Caerwent, 1872-1987; Catbrook, 1895-1987; Chepstow, 1874-1990; Coed-y-paen, 1924-1952; Croesyceiliog, 1966-1980; Clydach, 1866-1980; Cross Ash, 1878-1990; Crumlin, 1911-1976; Cwmbran, 1875-1991; Cwmcarvan, 1903-1909; Cwmtillery, 1877-1934; Cwmyoy, 1878-1957; Devauden, 1903-1985; Earlswood, 1863-1984; Ebbw Vale, 1862-1990; Goytre, 1868-1984; Gwehelog, 1872-1981; Henllys, 1878-1991; Itton, 1873-1981; Llanarth, 1914-1955; Llanddewi Rhydderch, 1871-1990; Llandenny, 1872-1946; Llandevaud, 1915-1954; Llandogo, 1914-1980; Llanelly, 1864-1874; Llanfair Kilgedin, 1872-2001; Llangattock Lingoed, 1883-1963; Llangattock-Vibon-Avel, 1876-1993; Llangwm, 1871-1985; Llanhennock, 1878-1959; Llanhilleth, 1895-1984; Llanishen, 1873-1987; Llanover, 1872-1958; Llansoy, 1881-1960; Llantilio Pertholey, 1874-1964; Llantrisant, 1889-1980; Llanvihangel Crucorney, 1871-1926; Machen, 1847-1874; Manmoel, 1874-1951; Markham, 1927-1972; Nantyglo, 1914-1991; Nash, 1877-1981; Newbridge, 1876-1981; Newchurch West, 1890-1966; Newport, 1871-1988; New Tredegar, 1871-1949; Norton Cross, 1874-1991; Penallt, 1874-1987; Penrhos, 1871-1950; Peterstone, 1940-1962; Pontllanfraith, 1874-1981; Pontnewydd, 1862-1967; Pontnewynydd, 1870-1998; Pontymister, 1878-1974; Pontypool, 1863-2001; Pontywaun, 1903-1963; Pwlldu, 1871-1960; Raglan, 1885-1977; Rassau, 1880-1996; Redwick, 1877-1955; Rhiwderin, 1877-1986; Rhymney, 1946; Risca, 1862-1991; Rockfield, 1899-1979; Rogerstone, 1862-1976; St. Brides Wentloog, 1877-1967; St. Mellons, 1888-1946; Sebastopol, 1864-1982; Tintern, 1905-1985; Tredegar, 1875-1982; Tregare, 1876-1977; Trelleck, 1875-1987; Trevil, 1887-1971; Troedrhiwgwair, 1875-1973; Trostey, 1872-1958; Tynewydd, 1896-1978; Undy, 1903-1978; Usk, 1861-1980; Wattsville, 1907-1962; Varteg, 1883-1995; Whitebrook, 1902-1959; Whitson, 1892-1954; and Wyllie, 1935-1964.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged in alphabetical 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.


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: No source recorded.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Gwent School Records, catalogue; Gwent County Record Office, Guide to research No.2 History of Education.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: November 2005

Education | Wales | Gwent
School boards | Wales | Gwent
School records | Wales | Gwent

Personal names

Corporate names

Aberbeeg (Wales)
Abercarn (Wales)
Abersychan (Wales)
Abertillery (Wales)
Bassaleg (Wales)
Bedwas (Wales)
Bedwas and Machen (Wales)
Bedwellty (Wales)
Blackwood (Caerphilly, Wales)
Blaenavon (Wales)
Blaina (Wales)
Bryngwyn (Wales)
Bynea (Wales)
Caerleon (Wales)
Caerwent (Wales)
Catbrook (Wales)
Chepstow (Wales)
Coed-y-paen (Wales)
Croesyceiliog (Torfaen, Wales)
Cwmbach (Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales)
Cwmbrân (Wales)
Cwmcarvan (Wales)
Cwmcennen (Wales)
Cwmtillery (Wales)
Cwmyoy (England)
Devauden (Wales)
Dyffryn Arth (Wales)
Earlswood (Wales)
Ebbw Vale (Wales)
Gileston (Wales)
Gorsedd (Wales)
Goytre (Wales)
Gwehelog (Wales)
Gwyddgrug (Wales)
Henllys (Torfaen, Wales)
Hiraethog (Wales)
Hollybush (Wales)
Itton (Wales)
Lambston (Wales)
Lawrenny Castle (Wales)
Llananno (Wales)
Llanarth (Monmouthshire, Wales)
Llanasa (Wales)
Llanddewi Rhydderch (Wales)
Llanddewi Skirrid (Wales)
Llanddulas (Wales)
Llandenny (Wales)
Llandevaud (Wales)
Llandingad (Wales)
Llandogo (Wales)
Llandow (Wales)
Llandrygarn (Wales)
Llanedi (Wales)
Llanelly (Monmouthshire, Wales)
Llanenddwyn (Wales)
Llanengan (Wales)
Llanfair-yng-Nghornwy (Wales)
Llanfflewyn (Wales)
Llanfihangel Rhydithon (Wales)
Llanfihangel-y-traethau (Wales)
Llanfoist (Wales)
Llanfrechfa (Wales)
Llanfrechfa Lower (Wales)
Llangamarch (Wales)
Llangathen (Wales)
Llangattock (Wales)
Llangattock-Vibon-Avel (Wales)
Llangeler (Wales)
Llangïan (Wales)
Llanhennock (Wales)
Llanhilleth (Wales)
Llanigon (Wales)
Llanishen (Cardiff, Wales)
Llanllibio (Wales)
Llanllowell (Wales)
Llannor (Wales)
Llanover (Wales)
Llanrug (Wales)
Llansamlet (Wales)
Llansantffraed Cwmdeuddwr (Wales)
Llansbyddyd (Wales)
Llansoy (Wales)
Llanthony (Wales)
Llantilio Crossenny (Wales)
Llantilio Pertholey (Wales)
Llantrisant (Monmouthshire, Wales)
Llantrisant (Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales)
Llanvetherine (Wales)
Llanvihangel Crucorney (Wales)
Llawhaden (Wales)
Llyn Alaw (Wales)
Maen-y-Groes (Wales)
Maesycwmmer (Wales)
Manmoel (Wales)
Markham (Wales)
Michaelston-le-Pit (Wales)
Mitchel Troy (Wales)
Monington (Wales)
Mynydd y Cilgwyn (Wales)
Mynydd-bach (Monmouthshire, Wales)
Nanthalan (Wales)
Nash (Newport, Wales)
New Passage (England)
New Tredegar (Wales)
Newbridge (Caerphilly, Wales)
Newchurch (Monmouthshire, Wales)
Parsel Canol (Wales)
Pontllanfraith (Wales)
Pontnewydd (Wales)
Pontymister (Wales)
Pontypool (Wales)
Rassau (Wales)
Rhymney (Wales)
Risca (Wales)
Rockfield (Wales)
Rogerstone (Wales)
Sebastopol (Wales)
St Mellons (Wales)
Tintern (Wales)
Tredegar (Wales)
Tregare (Wales)
Tynewydd (Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales)
Usk (Wales)
Varteg (Torfaen, Wales)
Wattsville (Wales)
Wyllie (Wales)

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