Newport Customs and Excise Records

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Records of Newport Customs and Excise, 1822-1956, including Acts, 1835-1893; particulars of legal quays, wharves and warehouses, 1934-1956; plans, 1929-1953; records relating to a proposed watchhouse, transit sheds and lockup for Alexandra Dock (South Quay), Newport, 1875-1912; annual reports of the trade of the Port of Newport, 1832-1922.

Administrative / Biographical History

HM Customs and Excise are responsible for the collection of duties payable to the Crown, on the import and export of goods and on their manufacture. By the 19th century collection of duties was the responsibility of the Board of Custom and the Board of Excise (later becoming the Board of Inland Revenue). The two boards were amalgamated into the Board of Customs and Excise in 1909, responsible for administering Her Majesty's Customs and Excise. HM Customs and Excise had offices in the Port of Newport, Monmouthshire.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following: Acts; The London Gazette; Port of Newport, particulars of legal quays, wharves and warehouses, 1934-1949; Port of Newport, particulars of legal quays, wharves and warehouses, 1946-1956; Plans of Customs and Excise office and oil storage tankers; Record book of indulgances, board orders and approvals; Schemes of arrangement in the Port of Newport, Port of Gloucester, creek of Lyndney and Port of Sharpness for the detention of ships in time of war; Correspondence and plans relating to proposed watchhouse, transit sheds and lockup for Alexandra Dock (South Quay), Newport; Memorandum of articles of association of the Ottomen Line, Limited; Port returns (State of Trade): Annual reports of the trade of the Port of Newport.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Source not recorded

Note

Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Catalogue of Customs and Excise Records relating to the Port of Newport, Mon.; NDAD website (http://ndad.ulcc.ac.uk), viewed 8 February 2006.

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

Related Material

Further records are Gwent Record Office, D3837

Geographical Names