Grosmont parish and borough records 1703-1901

Summary Information

Gwent Archives
Grosmont Civil Parish.
Grosmont Parish (Civil) Records and Borough Records
0.015 Cubic Metres
General Physical Description note
(3 items)

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Biographical/Historical note

Prior to 1894, monthly parish vestry meetings dealt with ecclesiastical matters, rates, and local issues. Parish councils were established by the Local Government Act 1894. Community councils replaced parish councils under the local government reorganization in 1974. The borough and parish of Grosmont were in Monmouthshire.

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Scope and Contents note

Records of Grosmont Borough and Civil Parish, 1703-1901, including Borough minutes, 1703-1860; parish meeting book, 1850-1901.

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Arrangement note

Arranged into the following: Borough of Grosmont minutes; Grosmont Parish meeting book.

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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.

Accruals note

Accruals are not expected

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Deposited by Rev. A. W. Moldwn, Rector of Grosmont and Chairman of Grosmont Parish Meeting.

Appraisal note

All records deposited at Gwent Record Office have been retained.

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Controlled Access Headings


  • Grosmont (Wales : Borough)--Archives; Grosmont (Wales)--Archives; Local government--Wales--Grosmont;

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Other Finding Aids note

Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Gwent Record Office and the National Register of Archives.

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Collection Inventory

 D723 Minute Book 1703 - 1736, 1742, 1745 - 1824 Containing appointments of mayors, aletasters and mayors accounts. The section from 1703-1736, 1742, appears to have been a separate volume at one time but was subsquently bound with the latter part of the minute book. The account of 1745 itemise 3/- paid for a new book for the use of the mayor. 1745-1824 1745 - The aletaster, usually appointed by the mayor, is appointed by the burgesses. 1746 - The aletaster acknowledges to have received one brass quart one brass pint and one brass bell being standards belonging to the borough. 1754 - The appointment of the aletaster reverts to the mayor and in subsequent years alternates between these two bodies. 1703-1736, 1742, 1745-1824 

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 D723 The Mayors accounts cease with the accounts of 1754 and continue in 1760-1763, 1766, 1768, 1780, 1796, 1797, 1803, 1808-1811, 1817, 1821. The book is concerned very largely with the upkeep of the market and in 1796 there is an attempt to resuscitate the fair by farmers etc. with a subscription for the expenses. 1795 - Town clerk appointed - Theo. Gilbert. 1804 - "Common seal of the Borough" (impression not discernible) 1807 - John Gilbert appointed town clerk vice Theo. Gilbert. 1810 - Purchase of standard weights. 1817 - Extensive repairs to market house. 1754, 1760-1763, 1766, 1768, 1780, 1796, 1797, 1803, 1808-1811, 1817, 1821 

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 D723 Minute book 1825-1828, 1830-1835, 1847-1852, 1854, 1857. Containing list of mayors, 1742-1860; Accounts of John Powell, recorder, 1825-1827; Duke of Beaufort offers to rebuild the market house provided the borough surrenders fair tolls to the duke, 1828; Signature of Town Clerk and Mayor Overmonnow, 1832; Water supply to Grosmont, 1835. Signatures of Bandmaster, 1847. Mayor, Aletaster, Recorder and Town Clerk (4 persons), 1850. 1825-1828, 1830-1835, 1847-1852, 1854, 1857 

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