Newport County Borough Council Education Committee and Department Records

Scope and Content

Records relating to Newport County Borough Council Education Committee and Department, 1904-1974.

Administrative / Biographical History

The records are relating to Newport County Borough Council Education Committee and Department. The Borough of Newport, Monmouthshire, became a County Borough in 1892 under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1888. County Boroughs were towns with a population of over 50,000, which were administratively independent from the surrounding counties. Newport County Borough Council retained the functions of the former Borough Council, including health, education, sanitation and the Poor Law, but additionally assumed the Local Government functions previously exercised by Monmouthshire County Council. The Council employed officers such as a Clerk and a Treasurer, Medical Officer of Health, Sanitary Inspector and Surveyor, together with their departmental staff. Following local government reorganisation in 1974, Newport County Borough (then with a population of 108,000) was abolished, with its functions being divided between the new Newport Borough Council and Gwent County Council.

Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

No source recorded.

Note

Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Newport County Borough Council Education Committee and Department, catalogue; Jackson, W. Eric, The Structure of Local Government in England and Wales (London: Longmans, 1949); Davis, Haydn, The History of the Borough of Newport: from swamp to super-town (Newport, 1998).

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 have been retained

Accruals

Accruals are not expected

Geographical Names