Newport Improvement Commission Records

Scope and Content

Records of Newport Improvement Commission, 1826-1830.

Administrative / Biographical History

Newport Improvement Commission was established by the Newport Improvement Act 1826. It was empowered to carry out various local government functions in Newport, Monmouthshire, including providing lighting, paving, water and regulating the police. The Commissioners were originally 80 in number, declining to 30 by 1850. The Commission was abolished in 1850 when the Borough Council adopted the Public Health Act 1848 which created Newport Local Board of Health.


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Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Newport Improvement Commission, 1826-1830, catalogue; Warner, John, Local government in Newport 1835-1935 (Newport, 1935); Hey, David, Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History (Oxford, 1997); Davis, Haydn, The History of the Borough of Newport: from swamp to super-town (Newport, 1998).

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Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Gwent Record Office.

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