Chepstow Rural District Council Records

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Scope and Content

Records Chepstow Rural District Council, 1895-1974.

Administrative / Biographical History

Chepstow Rural District Council (RDC), Monmouthshire, was established under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1894 and comprised the parishes of Caer-went, Caldicot, Devauden, Kilgwrwg, Llanfihangel nigh Rogiet, Llan-gwm, Mathern, Portskewet, Rogiet, St Arvans, Shirenewton, Tintern and Undy. The Council comprised a number of councillors and a chairman. Its responsibilities included sanitary services, sewerage, refuse collection, maintaining local roads, cemeteries and parks, licensing of public entertainments, water supply and housing. RDCs were administered by a number of committees and by appointed officers including a Clerk, Treasurer, Medical Officer of Health, Surveyor and Sanitary Inspector. Chepstow RDC was abolished in 1974 following local government reorganisation, and its functions were assumed by the new Monmouth District Council.

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Note

Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Chepstow Rural District Council, catalogue; Jackson, W. Eric, The Structure of Local Government in England and Wales (London: Longmans, 1949); Hey, David, Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History (Oxford, 1997); Richards, Melville, Welsh Administrative and Territorial Units (Cardiff, 1969); A Vision of Britain website (www.visionofbritain.org.uk), viewed 19 September 2005.

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Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Gwent Record Office.

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Appraisal Information

All records have been retained

Accruals

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Geographical Names