West Glamorgan Archive Service

Records of Ebenezer Welsh Independent Church, Dunvant

Reference code(s): GB 0216 DD Ind 11

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Title: Records of Ebenezer Welsh Independent Church, Dunvant

Short title: Ebenezer Welsh Independent Church, Dunvant, records

Dates of creation: 1882-2003

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.9 linear metres

Name of creator(s): Ebenezer Welsh Independent Church, Dunvant


Administrative and biographical history: Ebenezer Welsh Independent Church, Dunvant, Glamorgan (now Swansea), has its origins in 1870 when a lease was granted by the Berrington estate of a piece of land, on which a schoolroom was built and opened in 1872. The congregation was formed in 1874 from members of Capel y Crwys in Three Crosses, and Bethel, Sketty. The congregation had outgrown the original building by 1881 and a new corrugated iron chapel was built adjacent to it and called Ebenezer. The present chapel was built in 1893.


Scope and content: Records of Ebenezer Welsh Independent Church, Dunvant, 1882-2003, history of Ebenezer, Dunvant, 1972; membership records, 1941-1991; minutes, 1958-2002; Sunday School registers, 1909-1966; annual reports, 1990-2002; statements of account, 1995-1996; Church magazines and news sheets, 1993-2003; programmes and orders of service, 1995-2003; papers relating to repairs and maintenance, 1960-1996; deeds and documents, 1882-2003.


Language/script: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: chapel history; records of membership; minutes; Sunday School registers; annual reports; statements of account; Church magazines and news sheets; programmes and orders of service; Church property: repairs and maintenance; Church property: deeds and documents.

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.


Related units of description: Annual reports, 1912-1971, are in National Library of Wales, XBX 7193.


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, Nonconformists - Independent - Records of Ebenezer Welsh Independent Church, Dunvant, 1882-2003, catalogue; NLW, Capeli database, viewed 7 September 2005.

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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