Gwernesney, Llangwm and Llangeview Civil Parish Records

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Civil parish records, 1824-1939, including Gwernesney Parish meeting minute book, 1855-1870; Llangwm Parish records, including meeting minute books, 1858-1939; tithe map and apportionment, 1824; Llangeview tithe map and apportionment, 1842-1843.

Administrative / Biographical History

During the late Middle Ages the parish became increasingly important as a unit of civil administration. From the 16th century unpaid parish officers were responsible for keeping the peace, repairing roads and assisting the poor, by means of a rate levied on the inhabitants of the parish. Civil parish councils were established by the Local Government Act 1894, taking over responsibilities from parish vestry meetings. The parishes of Gwernesney, Llangwm and Llangeview were in the county of Monmouthshire, until local government reorganisation in 1974, when it became part of Gwent.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following: Parish of Gwernesney; Parish of Llangwm; Parish of Llangeview.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Rev. K. H. S. Guppy.

Note

Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: Gwent Record Office, Gwernesney, Llangwm and Llangeview Civil Parish Records, catalogue.

Other Finding Aids

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

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Gwent Record Office have been retained.

Accruals

Accruals are not expected