West Glamorgan Archive Service
Records of Mynydd-bach Chapel, Swansea
Reference code(s): GB 0216 DD Ind 24
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.
ACCESS AND USE
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.
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