West Glamorgan Archive Service

Records of Capel yr Onllwyn

Reference code(s): GB 0216 DD Ind 10

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Title: Records of Capel yr Onllwyn

Short title: Capel yr Onllwyn, records

Dates of creation: 1990-1994

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.5 linear metres

Name of creator(s): Capel yr Onllwyn


Administrative and biographical history: The Independent cause in Onllwyn, Glamorgan (later West Glamorgan), began in 1842, the year an ironworks was established in the area. The Old Chapel at Onllwyn appointed its first minister in 1848. In 1907 the congregation decided to build a larger chapel building and the new Capel yr Onllwyn was opened in 1910. The chapel was closed in 1992, the last service being held on Palm Sunday. Sam Francis, Creunant, was a member of the chapel at the time of its closure.


Scope and content: Records of Capel yr Onllwyn, 1990-1994, including a marriage register, 1981-1991; hymnbook and chapel history by Sam Francis, 1990, 1994; xerox copies, [late 20th century], of church records including a graveyard survey and plan (1991-1992), miscellaneous registers (1913-1927), bills and receipts (1904-1927), photographs (20th century) and correspondence (1991).


Language/script: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: xerox; other records.

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 sources were used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Religion - Nonconformist - Welsh Independent - Capel yr Onllwyn, catalogue; Francis, Samuel George, Hanes Capel yr Onllwyn/ Onllwyn Chapel, a Brief History (Neath, 1994).

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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