West Glamorgan Archive Service

Townhill Baptist Church, Swansea, Records

Reference code(s): GB 0216 DD Bap 32

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Title: Townhill Baptist Church, Swansea, Records

Short title: Townhill Baptist Church, Swansea, records

Dates of creation: 1913-1986

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 2.7 linear metres

Name of creator(s): Townhill Baptist Church


Administrative and biographical history: The church was founded in 1928 to meet the need for a Baptist place of worship in Townhill, Swansea. Many of the founder members came from the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in the city centre, while some came from other Baptist churches in the area. The church at Townhill continued in the mainstream Baptist Union until 1973, when, together with other Baptist churches in Swansea, it seceded from the organisation following controversial statements made by the Reverend Michael Taylor to the Baptist Union Assembly of 1971.


Scope and content: Townhill Baptist Church records, 1913-1986, including registers of baptisms and dedications, 1928-1982; communion register, 1929-1950; minute books, 1928-1979; accounts, 1932-1984; correspondence, 1939-1986; legal documents, 1913-1986; insurance records, 1933-1972; records relating to the church building, 1932-1968; building fund records, 1933-1953; church organisation records, 1937-1985; Sunday School records, 1960-1969; Boys' Brigade records, 1953-1955; records relating to local organisations, 1940-1955; photographs, 1933-1952.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Registers; Minute books; Accounts; Correspondence; Legal documents; Insurance; Church building; Building fund; Branch library; Church organisation; Sunday school and Boys' Brigade; Local organisations; Photographs; Framed declaration; Poster.

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, Townhill Baptist Church, 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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