Shirenewton Civil Parish Records

Scope and Content

Records of Shirenewton parish, 1807-1921, including rate books, 1838-1874; poor law records, 1807-1872; Highway Surveyors' records, 1836-1864; Allotment Wardens' records, 1857-1878; tithe records, 1840-1921; Churchwardens' records, 1845-1881; records of Church affairs, 1839-1889.

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


Arranged into the following: Poor law; Surveyor of highways; Allotment wardens; Tithe; Churchwardens; Church affairs.

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Acquisition Information

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Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: Gwent Record Office, Parish of Shirenewton, 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 are not expected

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