West Glamorgan Archive Service

Maesyrhaf Independent Chapel, Neath, Records

Reference code(s): GB 0216 DD Ind 2

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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, [1963], 1995; audio tape of service, 1966.


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.
Detailed catalogue


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



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Personal names

Corporate names

Maesyrhaf Congregational Church (Neath, Wales)

Soar-Maesyrhaf (Church : Neath, Wales)