Usk Rural Life Museum

Summary Information

Gwent Archives
Usk Rural Life Museum.
Usk Rural Life Museum
0.015 Cubic Metres

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Biographical/Historical note

The museum houses a unique collection of over 5000 artefacts from the smallest handtools and household items through to large agricutural machinery and vintage tractors. The museum portrays rural life in Monmouthshire covering a period of approximately 100 years from 1850-1950.

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Scope and Contents note

Assignment of house and premises, Machen, 1866; Photocopy of letter from George P. Hand, 1855; Brewer's Licence, Llandetty, Breconshire, 1887; Demand for rent charge, Coed Cefn, 1850-1851 (2 documents).

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

 Gwent Archives

Conditions Governing Access note

Usual conditions apply.

Conditions Governing Use note

Usual copyright conditions apply.

Accruals note

Accruals are possible.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note


Appraisal note

All records have been retained.

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Other Finding Aids note

A hard copy catalogue is available at Gwent Archives.

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Collection Inventory

 D4274/1 1. Elizabeth Russell of par. Machen, Grocer 2. Charles Allen of par. Machen, Grocer Assignment of lease (demise 99 years) of a piece of ground (616 sq. yds), with messuage, shop and buildings in par. Machen. Rent: £2. 11 . 4d p.a. Reciting lease of 2 August 1860 29 Jan 1866 

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 D4274/2 Notices of Demand for rent payable by John Walters to Arthur Montagu Wyatt [of the Beaufort Estate]. (2 notices) 1850 - 1851 

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 D4274/3 Photocopy of Letter: George P. Hand in the hospital at Abydos, Turkey, to his sister Sarah (in Manchester). Deals mainly with his experience of war in the Crimea and his subsequent ill health. 8 Mar 1853 

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