Usk Turnpike Trust Records

Scope and Content

Usk Turnpike Trust records, 1766-1884.

Administrative / Biographical History

Private Acts of Parliament created Turnpike Trusts which comprised a group of trustees, usually members of the local gentry, administering funds provided by subscribers or tally holders to improve and maintain roads and collect tolls for their use. In 1836, a Government inquiry recommended that Turnpike Trusts be wound up, but those still in debt to their subscribers remained in existence into the 1880s, handing their responsibilities to Highways Boards funded by the rates.

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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, Usk Turnpike Trust, catalogue; Hey, David, Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History, (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1997).

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A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Gwent Record Office.

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All records deposited at Gwent Record Office have been retained.


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