West Glamorgan Archive Service

Records of Ebeneser, Gorseinon

Reference code(s): GB 0216 DD Ind 25

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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.


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.
Detailed catalogue


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



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