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Records of Mynydd-bach Chapel, Swansea

Reference code(s): GB 0216 DD Ind 24

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Title: Records of Mynydd-bach Chapel, Swansea

Short title: Mynydd-bach chapel, Swansea, Records

Dates of creation: 1761-1996

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 1.8 linear metres

Name of creator(s): Mynydd-bach chapel, Swansea


Administrative and biographical history: Mynydd-bach chapel, Llangyfelach, is the oldest Independent chapel in the Swansea area. It began when a piece of land was leased in 1761 at Tirdoncyn-newydd near Llangyfelach and a chapel built there shortly afterwards. In 1867 a new chapel was built and was extensively renovated in about 1930. A large number of other chapels began life as offshoots from Mynydd-bach, including Ebenezer, Gorseinon; Siloh, Landore; and Ebenezer and Henrietta Street chapels, Swansea. Many of these newer chapels did not have burial grounds and their burials tended to take place at the extensive cemetery at Mynydd-bach. The Rev. James Davies (1875-1948) was a minister at Mynydd-bach.


Scope and content: Records of Mynydd-bach Chapel, Swansea, 1761-1996, including Church registers and record books, 1772-1994; account books, 1846-1951; Sunday School registers and accounts, 1910-1953; legal papers, 1761-1867; letters, 1880-1948; personal papers of the Rev. James Davies, 1917-1933, including notes on the Chapel's history (1666-1787); annual reports, 1907-1949; newspaper cuttings, 1923-1949; programmes, 1863-1950; papers relating to the burial ground, 1891-1925.


Language/script: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: registers and record books; account books; Sunday School; Band of Hope; memoranda; legal papers; letters; miscellaneous papers.

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.
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Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: Before 2002 these records were held at the National Library of Wales.

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, Nonconformist - Independent - Records Of Mynydd-Bach Chapel, 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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