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Swansea General Baptist Church Deeds

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Title: Swansea General Baptist Church Deeds

Short title: Swansea General Baptist Church deeds

Dates of creation: 1758-1852

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: (5 items)

Name of creator(s): Swansea General Baptist Church


Administrative and biographical history: In 1689 the Baptists established a meeting house on a site in the present High Street, Swansea, then above the old north gate of the town. The site later became known as Baptist Court and remained in existence until the 1930s. The chapel was apparently no longer in use by the end of the 19th century.


Scope and content: Swansea General Baptist Church deeds, 1758-1852.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically

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.



Publication note: Transcripts of these documents are included in an article in The General Baptist Assembly Occasional Paper No. 6, 'The General Baptist Church and its Meeting House in Swansea, West Glamorgan' by Leonard Maguire. The article also includes an abstract of a letter from W. C. Rogers, the former Borough Agent of Swansea and a local historian. He gives details of the history of the chapel and its location. The booklet is available in the Glamorgan Record Office library, reference 123/39.1

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, Swansea General 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



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