Aberystruth civil parish records 1773-1919

Summary Information

Gwent Archives
Aberystruth Civil Parish.
Aberystruth Civil Parish Records
0.015 Cubic Metres
General Physical Description note
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Biographical/Historical note

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. 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 parish of Aberystruth was in the county of Monmouthshire.

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Scope and Contents note

Records of the parish of Aberystruth, 1773-1919, including poor rate assessment books, 1848-1852; parish vestry minute and account books, 1773-1856; Churchwardens' accounts, 1897-1919.

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Arrangement note

Arranged into the following: Overseers of the poor; Parish vestry.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

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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

Source not recorded

Appraisal note

All records deposited at Gwent Record Office have been retained.

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Controlled Access Headings


  • Aberystruth (Wales)--Archives; Parishes (Local government)--Wales--Aberystruth;

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Other Finding Aids note

A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Gwent Record Office.

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Collection Inventory

Overseers of the Poor 

 D739 Poor Rate Assessment Books 4 Aug 1848; 26 Mar 1850; 15 Oct 1850; 3 Jan 1851; 3 Apr 1851; 8 Aug 1851; 5 Dec 1851; 13 May 1852; 16 Sep 1852; 1848, 1850, 1851,1852 

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 D739 Parish Vestry 

 D739/i Minute Book and Account Book Accounts of: Overseers of the Poor 1773-1799 Surveyors of Highways 1773-1775, 1778, 1783, 1785, 1786, 1796, 1800-1819 Churchwardens 1774-1818 Parochial Charities (Bonner, Andrews, Edmunds.) 1773-1799 Assessments 1798-1808 1773-1819 

 D739/ii Minute Book and Account Book Accounts of: Churchwardens 1818-1842, 1844-1856 Surveys of Highways 1819-1844 1818-1856 

 D739/iii Minute Book and Account Book Assessments for Poor Law Rate 1824-1827 Accounts of Overseers of the Poor Accounts of Vestry Meetings (copied) 1824-1827 1824-1827 

 D739/iv Churchwardens Accounts, 1897-1919 Apportionment of rent charge in lieu of tithes (no map) 1840 1897-1919, 1840 

 D1242 Addition Minute Book and Account Book Select Vestry Minutes 1829-1836 Parish Meetings' Minutes 1836-1896 Overseers' Meetings' Minutes 1902, 1910 Parochial Charities Accounts 1858-1884 1829-1896 

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