West Glamorgan Archive Service

York Place English Baptist Church Records

Reference code(s): GB 0216 DD Bap 30

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Title: York Place English Baptist Church Records

Short title: York Place English Baptist Church records

Dates of creation: 1830-1980

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: (7 vols, 1 booklet, 26 items)

Name of creator(s): York Place English Baptist Church


Administrative and biographical history: The Mount Pleasant English Baptist Chapel, Swansea was opened in 1826. In 1830 there were disagreements amongst the congregation concerning the selection of a minister and a group of 59 members left the church. At first they met a house called Bethel on the Strand, but in 1831 they purchased the former Congregational chapel in York Place for £900. The numbers attending the chapel increased and in 1841 it was licensed for the performance of marriages. Following the diamond jubilee of the chapel in 1906 the church was renovated and the schoolroom rebuilt. Further work on the building was carried out in 1929. The chapel produced a magazine called Our own messenger.


Scope and content: York Place English Baptist Chapel records, 1830-1980, including minutes of church meetings, 1830-1947; correspondence, 1938-1980; members' rolls, 1855-1947; church magazines, 1901-1905.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Minutes; Memebers' rolls; Magazines.

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.


Related units of description: A photocopy of the register of births, 1830-1837 is in West Glamorgan Archive Service.


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, York Place English Baptist Church, catalogue

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

Date(s) of description: September 2005



Religious institutions | Wales | Swansea

York Place English Baptist Church | Archives

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York Place English Baptist Church (Swansea, Wales)