West Glamorgan Archive Service
Records of Ritson Street English Congregational Church, Briton Ferry
Reference code(s): GB 0216 DD E Cong 6
Title: Records of Ritson Street English Congregational Church, Briton Ferry
Short title: Ritson Street English Congregational Church, Briton Ferry, records
Dates of creation: 1875-1993
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: (34 items)
Name of creator(s): Ritson Street English Congregational Church, Briton Ferry
Administrative and biographical history: Ritson Street English Congregational Church, Briton Ferry, Glamorgan (now Neath Port Talbot), began when English-speaking members of Bethesda Welsh Independent chapel in Briton Ferry formed a building committee to establish an English congregation. A lease of a plot of land in Ritson Street was acquired in 1875 from the Briton Ferry Estate, and a congregation began to meet in 1877. The church was built in 1880. It joined the Congregational Federation in 1972 and closed in 2003.
Scope and content: Records of Ritson Street English Congregational Church, Briton Ferry, 1875-1993, comprising registers 1877-1908, 1963; minute books, 1912-1978; financial records, 1878-1993; Sunday School attendance registers, 1940-1982; Ladies Guild minutes, 1935-1961; correspondence, 1877-1949; deeds and documents, 1875-1946.
ACCESS AND USE
System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: registers; minute books; financial records; Sunday School records; Ladies Guild; correspondence; deeds and documents.
Conditions governing access: No restrictions
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply
Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at West Glamorgan Archive Service.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained
Accruals: Accruals are not expected
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 Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Nonconformists - English Congregational - Records Of Ritson Street English Congregational Church, Briton Ferry, 1875-1993, catalogue.
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of description: September 2005