Magor and St Mellons Rural District Council Records

Scope and Content

Records of Magor and St Mellons Rural District Council, 1935-1974.

Administrative / Biographical History

Magor and St Mellons Rural District Council (RDC), Monmouthshire, was created on 1 April 1935 from Magor RDC and St Mellons RDC and comprised the parishes of Betws, Bishton, Coedcernyw, Dyffryn, Goldcliff, Graig, Henllys, Kemeys Inferior, Langstone, Llandevenny, Llanmartin, Llan-wern, Llanvaches, Machen Lower, Magor, Marshfields, Michaelston-y-fedw, Nash, Penhow, Peterstone Wentlloog, Rogerstone, St Bride's Wentlloog, St Mellons, Redwick, Whitson and Wilcrick. 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. Magor and St Mellons RDC was abolished in 1974.


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Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Magor and St Mellons 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).

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

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