Great Western Railway and Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal (1925-1947) Records

Scope and Content

Tenancy papers, schedules of agreements and other legal documents relating to the Great Western Railway and the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, 1925-1947.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Great Western Railway was created by Act of Parliament in 1835 to provide a double-tracked line from Bristol to London. The GWR continued to expand its rail network across western England and Wales. Following the reorganisation of Britain's railway network in 1948, the Great Western Railway became the Western Region of British Railways. The Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal was under the jurisdiction of the Railways Executive (Western Region) until 1947, when it was transferred to the Docks and Inland Waterways Executive.

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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 Great Western Railway and the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal (1925-1947) records; The Great Western Archive (, viewed 28 May 2004.

Other Finding Aids

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

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Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Gwent Record Office have been retained.


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