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Memorial Baptist Church, Walter Road, Swansea, Records

Reference code(s): GB 0216 DD Bap 22

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Title: Memorial Baptist Church, Walter Road, Swansea, Records

Short title: Memorial Baptist Church, Walter Road, Swansea, records

Dates of creation: [1870s]-1992

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 1.2 linear metres

Name of creator(s): Memorial Baptist Church, Walter Road, Swansea


Administrative and biographical history: In 1873 76 members of Bethesda Chapel, High Street, Swansea, formed a separate church in the lower part of the town. They first met in the Albert Hall, Swansea, and the first building in Walter Road was opened in 1875. The first minister of the church was the Rev. F. C. White. In 1877 47 members left to form the Welsh Baptist Church, now Capel Gomer. The Walter Road church was demolished in 1992.


Scope and content: Memorial Baptist Church, Walter Road, Swansea, records, [1870s]-1992, including marriage registers, 1953-1991; minutes of Deacon's meetings, 1906-1992; minutes of church meetings, 1913-1966; colour transparencies of the church, 1992; minute book of the meetings of the Dorcas Guild, 1966-1989; photographs, [1870s]-[1930s]; commemorative lists, [early 20th century].


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Pictorial; Marriage registers; Records of Deacon's meetings; Minutes of church meetings; Other volumes; Lithographs and engravings; Photographs; Commemorative lists.

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.
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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 in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Nonconformist, Baptist, Memorial Baptist Church, Walter Road, Swansea, catalogue

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of description: September 2005



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