Abergavenny Turnpike Trust Records
Reference code(s): GB 0218 CRB.T.T.3
Title: Abergavenny Turnpike Trust Records
Short title: Abergavenny Turnpike Trust records
Dates of creation: 1798-1886
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: (Information to be supplied)
Name of creator(s): Abergavenny Turnpike Trust
Administrative and biographical history: Private Acts of Parliament created Turnpike Trusts which comprised a group of trustees, usually members of the local gentry, administering funds provided by subscribers or tally holders to improve and maintain roads and collect tolls for their use. In 1836, a Government inquiry recommended that Turnpike Trusts be wound up, but those still in debt to their subscribers remained in existence into the 1880s, handing their responsibilities to Highways Boards funded by the rates.
Scope and content: Abergavenny Turnpike Trust records, 1798-1886.
ACCESS AND USE
Conditions governing access: No restrictions
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.
Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Gwent Record Office.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Gwent Record Office have been retained.
Accruals: Accruals are not expected
Immediate source of acquisition: Source not recorded
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds
Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Abergavenny Turnpike Trust, catalogue; Hey, David, Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History, (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1997).
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of description: September 2005