B. R. A. No. 2028, Sudbrook Deeds

Scope and Content

Deeds and documents relating to properties owned by C. H. Walker and Co. in Portskewett, Monmouthshire, [c. 1910]-1949; sale catalogue and plan of property in Portskewett, Caldicot and Caerwent, Monmouthshire, 1899, 1920; correspondence, 1918-1923.

Administrative / Biographical History

The village of Sudbrook, Portskewett, Monmouthshire, was originally built to house workers on the nearby Severn Tunnel, completed in 1888. The tunnel's chief engineer, Thomas Andrew Walker (died 1891), who owned the Sudbrook estate, then opened a shipyard in the vicinity to take advantage of the existing infrastructure and workforce. In 1902 his brother, Charles, formed C. H. Walker and Co. Ltd to continue the shipbuilding industry in the area. The company went into liquidation in 1949 by which time much of its property in Sudbrook had been sold.


Arranged broadly into the following: deeds; other documents.

Access Information

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Godden, Holme and Co. (now Goddens and Thicknesse), 16 Great College Street, London, per British Records Association, [1981].


Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, B. R. A. No. 2028; Drower Power! website (www.btinternet.com/~burtonvilla/), viewed 20 May 2004.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Gwent Record Office and the National Library of Wales.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained


Accruals are not expected