Gwent Health Authority Papers

Scope and Content

Newport Local Board of Health Medical Officer of Health's reports, 1853-1857, and journals, 1875-1896; reports of Medical Officers of Health (MOH) of the County Borough of Newport, 1896-1903, Newport Port Health Authority, 1939-1945, Newport Borough, [c. 1885], 1914, Llanfrechfa Upper UDC, 1920-1934, Llantarnam UDC, 1920-1934, Cwmbrân UDC, 1935-1958, Pontypool UDC, 1946-1950, Blaenavon UDC, 1947-1951, Monmouthshire County Council, 1938; Newport Infantile Health Central Committee minutes, 1930-1965; newspaper cuttings and other papers relating to MOH reports, [1880s]-[1990s]; census reports relating to Monmouthshire, England and Wales, 1881-1911.

Administrative / Biographical History

Gwent Health Authority, created [c. 1974], appears to have collected reports and related material of Medical Officers of Health of various bodies and councils in Monmouthshire.


Arranged into the following: Newport; Llanfrechfa Upper Urban District Council; Llantarnam UDC; Cwmbrân UDC; Pontypool UDC; Blaenavon UDC; Monmouthshire County Council; census reports.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information



Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Gwent Health Authority Papers, catalogue.

Other Finding Aids

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

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained

Custodial History

These records appear to have been inherited by Gwent Health Authority as a successor authority.


Accruals are not expected