Abergavenny Highway Board Records

Scope and Content

Abergavenny Highway Board records, 1865-1899.

Administrative / Biographical History

Highways Boards were created by the Highways Acts of 1835 and 1862 in order to improve the quality of roads in Britain. The 1835 Act permitted the unification of parishes into districts that were responsible for maintaining highways. The later legislation allowed Justices of the Peace to divide the county into Highways districts according to their own judgement. These districts were governed by boards made up of Justices of the Peace and way-wardens from constituent parishes. The Highways Boards were abolished in 1894, when their responsibilities transferred to the Urban and Rural District Councils.

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Note

Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used to compile this description: Gwent Record Office, Abergavenny Highway Board, catalogue; Powys County Archives Homepage (archives.powys.gov.uk/default.html), viewed 28 September 2005.

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