Gwent County Council (Welsh: Cyngor Sir Gwent) was the upper-tier local authority that governed the county of Gwent in South Wales from its creation in 1974 to its abolition in 1996. It was created by the Local Government Act 1972 and abolished by the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994 .
- 31 March 1996; 25 years ago
- May 1993
- 1 April 1974; 47 years ago
- 12 April 1973
Non-metropolitan county (1974–1996) Preserved county (1996–) Government. Gwent County Council (1974–1996) • HQ. Shire Hall, Newport (1974–1978) County Hall, Cwmbran (1978–1996) Gwent is a preserved county and a former local government county in south-east Wales. It was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, and was named after the ancient Kingdom of Gwent.
- Non-metropolitan county (1974–1996) Preserved county (1996–)
- Gwent County Council (1974–1996)
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- Non-metropolitan county (1974–1996), Preserved county (1996–)
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Apr 06, 2021 · Gwent is a preserved county and a former local government county in south-east Wales. It was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, and was named after the ancient Kingdom of Gwent.
Gwent is a preserved county and a former local government county in south-east Wales. It was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, and was named after the ancient Kingdom of Gwent.
History • Origin: Laws in Wales Act 1535 • Created: 1535 • Succeeded by: Gwent, Mid Glamorgan, South Glamorgan: Status: Historic county Ceremonial county (until 1974) Administrative county (1889–1974) Chapman code: MON: Government: Monmouthshire County Council (1889-1974) Newport County Borough Council (1891-1974)