Monmouth Borough Council Records

Scope and Content

Records of Monmouth Borough Council, 1906-1974.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Castle of Monmouth was built by William FitzOsbern, Earl of Hereford, before 1071. Its earliest known charter of incorporation was received in 1447. Monmouth became the county town of the newly created county of Monmouthshire in 1536. The passing of the Municipal Corporations Act 1835 resulted in the reconstitution of the Corporation as an elected Borough Council, comprising a mayor, aldermen and councillors. In 1974 the Borough of Monmouth was abolished, the town becoming part of a much larger Monmouth District Council (later renamed Monmouth Borough Council), one of the five districts of the new county of Gwent.


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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, Monmouth Borough Council, 1906-1974, catalogue; Richards, Melville, Welsh Administrative and Territorial Units (Cardiff, 1969); Kissack, Keith, The Lordship, Parish and Borough of Monmouth (Hereford, 1996); Jackson, W. Eric, The Structure of Local Government in England and Wales (London: Longmans, 1949).

Other Finding Aids

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

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Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained


Accruals are not expected

Related Material

Further records are Gwent Record Office, W & T/MB.

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