West Glamorgan Archive Service

Bethel, Sterry Road, Gowerton, Records

Reference code(s): GB 0216 DD CM 16

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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.


Language/script: English

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.
Detailed catalogue


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



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