West Glamorgan Archive Service

Bethesda Independent Chapel, Briton Ferry, Records

Reference code(s): GB 0216 DD Ind 6

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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.


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.
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 - 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



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