Records of Magor Rural District Council, 1895-1935.
Magor Rural District Council Records
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Administrative / Biographical History
Magor Rural District Council (RDC), Monmouthshire, was established under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1894 and comprised the parishes of Bishopston, Cemais, Christchurch, Goldcliff, Langstone, Llandevenny, Llan-wern, Llanvaches, Llanfarthin, Llangattock, Llanhenwg, Magor, Nash, Penhow, Redwick, Tredunnock, Whitson and Wilcrick. The Council comprised a number of councillors and a chairman and initially replaced the local sanitary authorities. Its responsibilities included sanitary services, sewerage, refuse collection, maintaining local roads, cemeteries and parks, licensing of public entertainments, water supply and housing. RDCs were administered by a number of committees and by appointed officers including a Clerk, Treasurer, Medical Officer of Health, Surveyor and Sanitary Inspector. Magor RDC was abolished in 1935 and was mostly absorbed by the new Magor and St Mellons RDC.
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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, Magor Rural District Council, catalogue; Jackson, W. Eric, The Structure of Local Government in England and Wales (London: Longmans, 1949); Hey, David, Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History (Oxford, 1997); A Vision of Britain website (www.visionofbritain.org.uk), viewed 14 September 2005.
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