Wonastow Parish Records

Scope and Content

Records of the parish of Wonastow, 1819-1935, including minutes of vestry meetings, 1819-1935; Overseers' and Churchwardens' accounts, 1819-1935.

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 parish of Wonastow was in the county of Monmouthshire, until local government reorganisation in 1974, when it became part of Gwent.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following: Book containing minutes and accounts; Award of rent charges in lieu of tithes.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Source not recorded

Note

Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: Gwent Record Office, Parish of Wonastow, List of parochial 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

Geographical Names