Records of the Dean Forest, Monmouth, Usk and Pontypool Railway, 1844-1888

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Records relating to the Dean Forest, Monmouth, Usk and Pontypool Railway, 1844-1888, including petitions, 1853; agreements, 1853; clauses, 1853; proofs, [c.1851]-1853; affidavits, 1853; briefs, 1853; records of shares and shareholders, 1852-1853; records relating to the lengths of assents, dissents and neuters on the railway line, 1852-1853; correspondence, 1844-1865; miscellaneous, 1845-1888.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Dean Forest, Monmouth, Usk and Pontypool Railway was begun in c.1852. By 1856 a line between Little Mill Junction, Pontypool and Usk was opened and extended to Monmouth the following year. The Coleford, Monmouth, Usk and Pontypool Railway was leased by the West Midlands Railway in 1861. The Coleford branch was opened in 1873.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following: Petitions; Agreements; Clauses; Proofs; Affadavits; Briefs; Records of shares and shareholders; Lengths of assents; dissents and neuters on main line; Correspondence; Miscellaneous.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Source not recorded

Note

Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Catalogue of Records of the Dean Forest, Monmouth, Usk and Pontypool Railway, 1844-1888; RAILSCOT homepage (http://www.railscot.co.uk/index.htm) viewed 9 May 2004.

Other Finding Aids

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

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Gwent Record Office have been retained.

Accruals

Accruals are not expected

Related Material

Further records are Gwent Record Office, D3934.

Geographical Names