Gwent Health Authority, collection of papers 1853-1965

Summary Information

Gwent Archives
Gwent Health Authority Papers
0.03 Cubic Metres

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Biographical/Historical note

Gwent Health Authority, created [c. 1974], appears to have collected reports and related material of Medical Officers of Health of various bodies and councils in Monmouthshire.

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Scope and Contents note

Newport Local Board of Health Medical Officer of Health's reports, 1853-1857, and journals, 1875-1896; reports of Medical Officers of Health (MOH) of the County Borough of Newport, 1896-1903, Newport Port Health Authority, 1939-1945, Newport Borough, [c. 1885], 1914, Llanfrechfa Upper UDC, 1920-1934, Llantarnam UDC, 1920-1934, Cwmbrân UDC, 1935-1958, Pontypool UDC, 1946-1950, Blaenavon UDC, 1947-1951, Monmouthshire County Council, 1938; Newport Infantile Health Central Committee minutes, 1930-1965; newspaper cuttings and other papers relating to MOH reports, [1880s]-[1990s]; census reports relating to Monmouthshire, England and Wales, 1881-1911.

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Arrangement note

Arranged into the following: Newport; Llanfrechfa Upper Urban District Council; Llantarnam UDC; Cwmbrân UDC; Pontypool UDC; Blaenavon UDC; Monmouthshire County Council; census reports.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

 Gwent Archives

Conditions Governing Access note

Usual conditions apply

Conditions Governing Use note

Usual copyright regulations apply

Custodial History note

These records appear to have been inherited by Gwent Health Authority as a successor authority.

Accruals note

Accruals are not expected

Immediate Source of Acquisition note


Appraisal note

All records have been retained

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)


  • Public health administration--Wales--Monmouthshire; Health boards--Wales--Monmouthshire; Monmouthshire (Wales)--Census;

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Other Finding Aids note

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Gwent Record Office, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.

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Collection Inventory


 D3604/1 Newport Local Board of Health first, second, third, fifth and seventh reports of Robert F. Woolett, Officer of Health 1853-1857 with covering letter from W. John Collett, Newport Borough Librarian to Dr. D.E. Lawrence, Medical Officer of Health, Newport enclosing the 'duplicate' reports and the latter's reply, 1953. 1953 

 D3604/2 Newport Local Board of Health, Medical Officer of Health's 'journal' [manuscript] 1875-1884. Including [affixed and interleaved] quarterly Report of M.O.H. [printed] 1875-1884. At front: rough notes in population figures of Newport. 1875-1884 

 D3604/3 Newport Local Board of Health, M.O.H.'s 'journal' [manuscript] 1884-1896. Including [affixed and interleaved] quarterly Reports of M.O.H. [printed] 1884-1895. 1884-1896, 1884-1895 

 D3604/4 County Borough of Newport, M.O.H. Annual Reports of Sanitary Committee 1896-1903. At front: summaries of M.O.H's quaterly reports 1892-1895. 1896-1903, 1892-1895 

 D3604/5 Newport Infantile Health Central Committee minute bok 1930-1965 (indexed at front; becomes Infant Welfare Voluntary Committee from 7 June 1946). 1930-1965 

 D3604/6 Newport Port Health Authority, Medical Officer of Health annual reports 1939-1945 

 D3604/7 Newport Borough Health Department, report of Medical Officer of Health to hospitals sub-committee on the provision of ambulances and disinfecting vans [found in D3604/2] 1914 

 D3604/8 Newport Borough, report of M.O.H. to Public Works Committee on overcrowding in the 'dwellings of the poor' [found in D3604/2] 1875-1892 

 D3604/9 Newport Borough, report to Sanitary Committee by chairman and M.O.H. on artizans' and labourers' dwellings [found in D3604/2] 1875-1892 

 D3604/10 Miscellaneous papers mainly newspaper cuttings re: M.O.H. reports and related medical matters includes rough notes on Newport population data 1880s, list of tugs 'employed' since 1 Sept 1893 (Newport Port?) and extract from 'The Lancet' 1890 re: miners' safety lamps. [found in D3604/2] c.1880-c.1890 

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Llanfrechfa Upper Urban District Council 

 D3604/11 M.O.H. Reports [11 pamphlets] 1920, 1921, 1926-1934 

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Llantarnam Urban District Council 

 D3604/12 M.O.H. Reports [9 pamphlets] 1920, 1926-1934 

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Cwmbran Urban District Council 

 D3604/13 M.O.H. Reports [15 pamphlets] 1935-1938, 1945, 1948-1958 

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Pontypool Urban District Council 

 D3604/14 M.O.H. Reports [3 pamphlets] 1946, 1948, 1950 

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Blaenavon Urban District Council 

 D3604/15 M.O.H. Reports [4 items] 1947-1948, 1950-1951 

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Monmouthshire County Council 

 D3604/16 County Medical Officer, Public Health Report 1938 

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Census Reports 

 D3604/17 Census Report: Monmouthshire and Wales 1881 

 D3604/18 Census Report: England and Wales 1881 

 D3604/19 Census Report: Monmouthshire and Wales 1891 

 D3604/20 Census Report: England and Wales 1891 

 D3604/21 Census Report: County of Monmouth 1901 

 D3604/22 Census Report: England and Wales 1901 

 D3604/23 Census Report: County of Monmouth 1911 

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