Records of the Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway Company, relating to the Taff Vale Railway, 1843-1892, including railway extension, 1846-1853; extension deviations, [c.1847]-1853; Hereford deviation, 1852-1853; plans, [c.1847]-[c.1853]; deeds and documents relating to railway land in Monmouthshire, 1843-1860; Worcester and Hereford Railway, 1853-1855; miscellaneous, 1857-1892.
Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway Company Records relating to the Taff Vale Extension, Taff Vale Extension Deviation and Hereford Deviation, 1846-1892
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway Company was incorporated in 1846. The following year, an Act for the Taff Vale Extension was passed, which led to the opening of a line between Coedygric North Junction and the Taff Vale Railway at Quakers' Yard. In 1860 the Company merged with the Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway and Worcester and Hereford Railways to form the West Midland Railway.
Arranged into the following: Newport, Abergavenny, and Hereford Railway (Extension to Taff Vale Railway), 1847; Taff Vale Extension Deviations, 1853; Taff Vale Extension; Taff Vale Extension and Deviations; Hereford Deviation; Plans; Parish of Bedwas; Parish of Goytre; Parish of Llanover; Parish of Mynyddislwyn; Coed-y-Gric Farm, Parish of Llanfrechfa Upper; Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway; Hereford Deviation (additional provision); Worcester and Hereford Railway; Abercarn Tramroad; Sirhowy Tramroad/Tredegar Iron Company; Breconshire Railway and Canal Company; Rumney Railway Company; Duffryn Colliery/West Midland Railway Company; The Great Western Railway (West Midland Amalgamations); Manor of Abercarn; Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway; London and North Western Railway, Abergavenny Station.
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Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Catalogue of Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway Company records relating to the Taff Vale Extension, Taff Vale Extension Deviation and Hereford Deviation, 1846-1892; RAILSCOT homepage (http://www.railscot.co.uk/index.htm) viewed 15 June 2004.
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Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Gwent Record Office, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.
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