West Glamorgan Archive Service
Bethesda Independent Chapel, Briton Ferry, Records
Reference code(s): GB 0216 DD Ind 6
Title: Bethesda Independent Chapel, Briton Ferry, Records
Short title: Bethesda Independent Chapel, Briton Ferry, records
Dates of creation: 1859-1981
Level of description: fonds
Extent and medium: 16 volumes
Name of creator(s): Bethesda Independent Chapel, Briton Ferry
Administrative and biographical history: Bethesda Chapel, Briton Ferry, Glamorgan, a daughter church to Maesyrhaf, Neath, and Siloh, Melincryddan, was erected in 1848 and rebuilt in 1864. A Sunday School attached to Bethesda was later built at Hoo Street, Briton Ferry. Mary Owen (1796-1875), the Welsh hymnist from Ynysmaerdy, was a member of the congregation. The chapel ceased to be used in 1989 and the membership subsequently held its services at the Old Age Pensioners Hall in Mansel Street, Briton Ferry.
Scope and content: Records of Bethesda Independent Chapel, Briton Ferry, 1859-1981, comprising registers of contributions, 1859-1981; financial records, 1910-1970; Hoo Street Sunday School minutes, 1906-1908.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/script: English, Welsh
System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: registers of contributions; financial records; Hoo Street Sunday School minutes.
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 - Bethesda Independent Chapel. Briton Ferry, catalogue.
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of description: September 2005