West Glamorgan Archive Service
Records of Ebeneser, Gorseinon
Reference code(s): GB 0216 DD Ind 25
Title: Records of Ebeneser, Gorseinon
Short title: Ebeneser Independent Church, Gorseinon, papers
Dates of creation: 1899-2004
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: (121 items)
Name of creator(s): Ebeneser, Gorseinon
Administrative and biographical history: An Independent congregation, associated with Mynydd-bach chapel, Llangyfelach, Glamorgan, began meeting in a house in Loughor, later moving to Rhyd-y-maerdy and building a chapel there in 1815. With the growth of the new town of Gorseinon, Glamorgan, a branch congregation was established there in the 1880s and Ebeneser Chapel was built in 1887 at a cost of £9000. Following the 1904-5 Revival the chapel had become too small for the growing congregation and a new chapel was opened in 1909.
Scope and content: Records of Ebeneser, Gorseinon, 1899-2004, including annual reports, 1899-2004; minutes, 1965-1975; Baptism register (draft), 1977-1982; commemorative issues of the church magazine, 1959.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/script: Welsh. A few items are in English.
System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: annual reports; Chapel jubilee celebrations; minute books; Baptism registers; miscellaneous; annual reports.
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
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, Nonconformists - Independent - Records of Ebeneser, Gorseinon, 1899-2000, catalogue.
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of description: September 2005