West Glamorgan Archive Service
Records of Capel yr Onllwyn
Reference code(s): GB 0216 DD Ind 10
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).
ACCESS AND USE
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.
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