West Glamorgan Archive Service
Bethel, Sterry Road, Gowerton, Records
Reference code(s): GB 0216 DD CM 16
Title: Bethel, Sterry Road, Gowerton, Records
Short title: Bethel, Sterry Road, Gowerton, records
Dates of creation: 1973-2000
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: (9 items)
Name of creator(s): Bethel, Sterry Road, Gowerton
Administrative and biographical history: Bethel was a Calvinistic Methodist chapel in Sterry Road, Gowerton, Glamorgan, now Swansea. The cause began with a congregation meeting in a barn at Fferm Isaf, Waunarlwydd, Swansea. The chapel was built in 1873. One of the noteworthy members of the chapel was William Abraham ('Mabon') (1842-1922), the first president of the Federation of South Wales Coal Miners and MP for Rhondda, who was choirmaster at Bethel. The church was closed on 19 July 2000 due to the state of the building.
Scope and content: Bethel chapel records, 1973-2000, including records relating to the centenary 1973; records relating to the effect of a road-widening project on Bethal graveyard, 1988-1989.
ACCESS AND USE
System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Newspapers and cuttings relating to church centenary, 1973; Papers relating to the effect of a road widening project on Bethal Graveyard, 1985-1991; Closure of Bethal Chapel; Moriah Chapel, Treboeth.
Conditions governing access: No restrictions
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.
Finding aids: A hard copy is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at West Glamorgan Archive Service have been retained.
Accruals: Accruals are possible
Immediate source of acquisition: It is the policy of the West Glamorgan Archive Service to withhold the names of depositors.
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds
Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Nonconformist, Calvinistic Methodist, Bethel, Sterry Road, Gowerton, catalogue.
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of description: August 2005