West Glamorgan Archive Service

Pantygwydr Baptist Church, Ernald Place, Uplands, Swansea, Records

Reference code(s): GB 0216 DD Bap 50

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Title: Pantygwydr Baptist Church, Ernald Place, Uplands, Swansea, Records

Short title: Pantygwydr Baptist Church, Ernald Place, Uplands, Swansea, records

Dates of creation: 1888-1996

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 2.7 linear metres

Name of creator(s): Pantygwydr Baptist Church, Uplands, Swansea


Administrative and biographical history: Pantygwydr Baptist Church was established as a mission of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church to the relatively new housing estate in West Swansea. The first chapel, a simple building of corrugated iron, was built on the north side of Gorse Lane (since renamed King Edward Road), and opened on 12th May 1892. In 1907 the present stone-built chapel was erected on the corner of Ernald Place and Gwydr Crescent, and the old chapel was rebuilt alongside it as a schoolroom.


Scope and content: Pantygwydr Baptist Church, Ernald Place, Uplands, Swansea, records, 1888-1996, including annual meeting agendas and statements of accounts, 1929-1939; general accounts, 1892-1956; minutes of Deacons' meetings, 1920-1922; minutes of church meetings, 1905-1993; minutes of Sunday School teachers' meetings, 1893-1939; minutes of Executive Committee meetings, 1924-1939; Youth Club minutes, 1959-1964; church magazines, 1927-1950; bulletins and news sheets, 1931-1982; service sheets, 1920-1996; programmes, 1916-1956; anniversary souvenirs, 1952-1992; records of Pantygwydyr Girl Guides, 1933-[1980s]; yearbooks, 1930; miscellaneous, 1888-1993; photographs, c.1900-1981.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Minutes of Deacons' meetings; Minutes of church meetings; Minutes of Sunday School teachers' meetings; Minutes of Executive Committee meetings; Youth Club minutes; Church magazine; Bulletins and news sheets; Service sheets for scheduled services; Service sheets for extraordinary services; Programmes for dramatic and musical productions; Anniversary souvenirs; Girl Guides; Miscellaneous; Photographs; Yearbooks; Annual meeting agenda and statement of accounts; Financial records.

Conditions governing access: Minutes of meetings are closed to the public, but can be viewed with written permission from the Church Secretary, Pantygwydr Baptist Church, Ernald Place, Uplands, Swansea. Otherwise no restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at West Glamorgan Archive Service have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are possible

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 Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Nonconformist, Baptist, Records of Pantygwydyr Baptist Church, Ernald Place, Uplands, Swansea, 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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