Letter Book 1868

Letter Book, not dated but position indicates between the 4th and 15th August 1868 (Admin)

Mr Thos Evans.

Dear Sir I beg to inform you that your letter of the 3rd inst to the Chairman was read at a Board meeting held yesterday and the surveyor stated that he had been in communication with Mr Harris as to removing the f……… . J.K.


Misc Papers C.RB.HB7 C.0055 Memorandum as to Useless Road in Goytre (Admin)

To the Members of the Highway District Board Usk

December 28 1868


We the undersigned being Rate Payers & in the Parish of Goitre in the County of Monmouth do hereby request that your honourable Board will please to arrange to cancel and stop the old Parish Road that did in former times lead from a certain part of the main Parish Road near the place called Star through a part of Glenusk Farm up through Miss Mary Ann Cooke’s Woodland and thence up to the farthest end of a field called Cae Allen the said field being another part of the Glenusk Farm.

We consider the said old road quite unnecessary and useless and that it ought not be kept open but that it should be abandoned up to the place mentioned the said Road has not been in use for some years and it has been made quite inaccessible at the lower end by the late alterations made in the main Parish road.

Thomas Eborall Cooke for self and Miss M A F Cooke

Isaac Lewis

W Morgan

Wm Gwatkin

Thos Jenkins

Isaac Jenkins

David Davies

Samuel Heath


D Pa 71.19 picture 199

Notice is hereby given that a parish meeting will be held at the vestry at Goytrey church on Thursday the 21st instant at four o’clock in the afternoon for the purpose of considering the state of the highways and anything connected

Dated this 15th day of January 1869

Signed John Williams Waywarden


In pursuance of the above notice a meeting was held on the 21st day of January 1869 where it was proposed and seconded that in the absence of the Rector of the Parish Col Byrde be requested to take the chair.

The Waywardens report that the Highway Board desires an expression of opinion on the part of the Parish as to the desirability of closing certain roads with the view of avoiding any further expenditure on useless Highways.


……..that the following Highways are not necessary ………. as roads with the view to ……….. further outlay of parish money or rates


1 The road leading from Bwrgwm to Penystair

2 From Star road to Llan farm, through Glan Usk Mrs Cooks wood


That great damage had been found from land drains being laid on to it …… . The attention of the Surveyor to be called to them …………………………


Henry Bird Chairman.


Highways Board Miscellaneous Papers. (Admin)

Extract from proceedings of a Parish Meeting held on the 21st January 1869

1 That this meeting is of the opinion that the following Highways are not necessary to be maintained as roads with the view to avoiding any further outlay of parish money or rate

1st The road leading from Bwrgwm to Penastair

2nd Lane from Star pitch to the Llan farm.

2 That great damage has been found …… Land drainings being led onto the road – the attention of the Surveyor be called to this point with directions to have it re…..aded

Signed Henry C Byrde Chairman


Scrap of paper (Admin).

Goytre – Length of road now not used by the public from the Land Farm House to the Star Road

4 Fur 154 yards

H’ry Wms


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