County of Gwent, Wales Genealogy

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WalesGotoarrow.pngCounty of Gwent

Gwent was a short-lived county in Wales, formed during the controversial re-organisation of local government in 1974, but abolished following further re-organisation in 1996.

The county was formed under the Local Government Act 1972 out of the historic county of Monmouthshire.

Following further local government reorganisation, the county of Gwent was abolished on April 1, 1996.

The former county of Gwent was divided into the county boroughs of Blaenau Gwent; Caerphilly (part of which came from the former Mid Glamorgan) and Torfaen, together with the newly formed Monmouthshire and the City and County of Newport.