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Cwmbwrla Independent Chapel, Swansea, Records

Reference code(s): GB 0216 DD Ind 28

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Title: Cwmbwrla Independent Chapel, Swansea, Records

Short title: Cwmbwrla Independent Chapel, Swansea, records

Dates of creation: 1894-1964

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 1.2 linear metres

Name of creator(s): Cwmbwrla Independent Chapel, Swansea


Administrative and biographical history: The records are relating to Cwmbwrla Independent Chapel, Swansea. The cause began in the early years of the 19th century when services were held in a house at Pentregethin. In 1844, a Sunday School was built by members of Ebenezer chapel for worship at Cwmbwrla. In the year of 1861 the decision was made to establish a church, which drew the majority of its members from Ebenezer, with others from Bethlehem (Cadle) and Siloam (Pentre Estyll). Te chapel was built in 1862. The church closed in 1964. It was demolished soon afterwards to make way for road widening and the re-development of Cwmbwrla Square. Although given no official name, the chapel was known as Capel y Gât(gate chapel) from its position close to the site of a toll gate.


Scope and content: Cwmbwrla Independent Chapel, Swansea, including minute books, 1917-1940; annual reports, 1919-1960; membership records, 1911-1964; correspondence, 1933-1966; accounts, 1930-1931; photographs, 1894-1964; programmes and tickets for events, 1914-1962; miscellaneous periodicals, 1946-1949; newspaper cuttings, 1964 and publications, 1936.


Language/script: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: minute books, annual reports, membership records, correspondence, accounts, photographs, programmes and tickets for events, miscellaneous periodicals, newspaper cuttings, and publications.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

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


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

Accruals: Accrual 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 Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Cwmbwrla Independent Chapel, Swansea, Records, 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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