Aberystruth Civil Parish Records

Scope and Content

Records of the parish of Aberystruth, 1773-1919, including poor rate assessment books, 1848-1852; parish vestry minute and account books, 1773-1856; Churchwardens' accounts, 1897-1919.

Administrative / Biographical History

During the late Middle Ages the parish became increasingly important as a unit of civil administration. From the 16th century unpaid parish officers were responsible for keeping the peace, repairing roads and assisting the poor, by means of a rate levied on the inhabitants of the parish. Prior to 1894, monthly parish vestry meetings dealt with ecclesiastical matters, rates, and local issues. Parish councils were established by the Local Government Act 1894. Community councils replaced parish councils under the local government reorganization in 1974. The parish of Aberystruth was in the county of Monmouthshire.


Arranged into the following: Overseers of the poor; Parish vestry.

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Acquisition Information

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Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: Gwent Record Office, Par. Aberystruth, catalogue.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Gwent Record Office.

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Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Gwent Record Office have been retained.


Accruals are not expected

Geographical Names