West Glamorgan Archive Service
Maesyrhaf Independent Chapel, Neath, Records
Reference code(s): GB 0216 DD Ind 2
Title: Maesyrhaf Independent Chapel, Neath, Records
Short title: Maesyrhaf Independent Chapel, Neath, records
Dates of creation: 1824-1995 (mainly 1824-1977)
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 0.9 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Maesyrhaf Independent Chapel, Neath
Administrative and biographical history: Maesyrhaf Independent Chapel was built at Green Street, Neath, Glamorgan, in about the year 1772. A division occurred in the chapel in 1823 and members who had left Maesyrhaf began meeting at Zoar Chapel, erected in 1828-29. In 1966, after a decline in chapel attendance, the two congregations at Maesyrhaf and Zoar were re-united under the name Zoar-Maesyrhaf and worshipped at Maesyrhaf Chapel. The Zoar Chapel building was subsequently used for commercial purposes.
Scope and content: Records of Maesyrhaf (later Zoar-Maesyrhaf) Independent Chapel, Neath, 1824-1995, including minutes, 1918-1977; financial records, 1824-1977, including registers of members and contributions, 1824-1977; annual reports, 1916-1975; Sunday School attendance registers, 1915-1953; photograph of deacons, [c. 1900]; Church histories, , 1995; audio tape of service, 1966.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/script: English, Welsh
System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: minutes; registers and financial records; Band of Hope; Sunday School; Young People's Society; presentation volume; photograph; minutes; financial records; annual reports; minutes; financial records; annual reports; other historical items.
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, Religion - Nonconformist - Welsh Independent - Maesyrhaf Independent Chapel, Neath, catalogue.
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of description: September 2005