Records of Pratt's Charity, Mathern

Scope and Content

Correspondence relating to the administration of the charity, 1853-1988; financial records, 1960-1985; objection documents opposing the closure of Mathern Primary School, 1986-1987.

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1723 Charles Pratt devised his freehold estate in Mathern, Monmouthshire, for the purpose of establishing a school for the children of the poor. From 1862 the vicar and churchwardens of the parish became trustees of the charity and in 1863 a new building was opened. In 1936 the Monmouth Diocesan Trust became trustee. Mathern Primary School was closed in 1988. From 1995 the Trust has promoted the education of local residents under the age of 25.


Arranged into the following: administration and correspondence; finance; objection documents relating to the closure of the school.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information



Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Records of Pratt's Charity, Mathern, catalogue.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Gwent Record Office, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained

Custodial History

No information found


Accruals are not expected

Related Material

Further records are in Gwent Record Office, Misc. MSS 665.

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