Chepstow Water Company and the Gwent Water Board Records

Scope and Content

Records of the Chepstow Water Company, 1853-1924; and Gwent Water Board minute books, 1972-1974.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Chepstow Water Company was formed on 21st March 1836 as The Chepstow Waterworks Company. It was incorporated on 11th April 1843. In 1917, it absorbed the Pwllmeyric Water Company and in 1919 the Tidenham Water Works Ltd. The company was superceded in 1960 by the Newport and South Monmouthshire Water Board. Gwent Water Board was founded in 1969 to provide water for the whole of Monmouthshire. In 1974, it was replaced by the Welsh Water Authority.


Arranged into: Chepstow Water Company; Gwent Water Board.

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Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: Gwent Record Office, Catalogue of the records of the Chepstow Water Company and the Gwent Water Board.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Gwent Record Office

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Gwent Record Office have been retained.


Accruals are not expected.

Related Material

For accompanying plans see Gwent Record Office, Q.P. and BR. 836-7.

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